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May 30, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Eight Outstanding Leaders of Education, Government & Industry to be Honored (Washington, D.C. – May 30, 2018) – Recognized for their accomplishments in ensuring the creation and advancement of opportunities and innovation across the education landscape, the 8 honorees for CER’s 25th Anniversary are change agents, innovators, and leaders of breakthrough options for […] Read more »
May 23, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Governor Jeb Bush to serve as Honorary Chair of CER 25th Anniversary Celebration The Road to Innovation for ONE America WASHINGTON, DC  May 23, 2018— In the 25 years the Center for Education Reform (CER) has been leading the fight for innovation and opportunity in education, we’ve been privy to the best hearts and […] Read more »
April 10, 2018
Recalling Reagan’s words: “When they graduate high school, they are prepared neither for work nor higher education.” (Washington, DC) — Precisely 35 years after A Nation at Risk was released this month in 1983, student achievement is either flat or dropping for many US students, according to the results of the latest National Assessment of Education […] Read more »
October 11, 2017
The United Negro College Fund (UNFC) is the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for students of color, awarding $100 million to more than 10,000 students annually. In this collaboration The Walton Foundation, UNFC recruits juniors from historically black colleges and universities to participate in the program and serve eight-week- long paid internships with innovative partners in K-12 education located in the District of Columbia, New York, Boston, New Orleans, Atlanta, Indianapolis, Memphis, and Nashville. Read more »
August 28, 2017
August 28th, 2017 Statement from the Center for Education Reform A Special Report issued today by the Center for Education Reform critiquing the annual PDK poll on the public’s attitudes toward the public schools finds poll questions remain highly misleading, the public’s attitudes highly mixed, and perhaps most important and least prevalent in the PDK […] Read more »
August 22, 2017
August 21, 2017 Statement by Jeanne Allen, Founder and CEO Gallup International released its education poll on Monday, August 21, which found overwhelming support for private schools over traditional public schools, 71-44 percent respectively. Jeanne Allen, CEO and founder of the Center for Education Reform commented on these results, pointing out that the latest Gallup […] Read more »
August 4, 2017
Dear Friends: Some of you may be old enough to recall that, once upon a time, the Center produced a good, old-fashioned newsletter—THE MONTHLY LETTER TO FRIENDS—written up, laid out, sent to a printer, stuffed, stamped, and delivered to homes and offices all across America via the U.S. Postal Service (a process nearly as archaic […] Read more »
July 26, 2017
Statement from the Center for Education Reform:  Randi Weingarten’s smug obstinacy in refusing to accept responsibility for her slur against reformers is disturbing. [U.S. News & World Report, July 24, 2017]Clearly, she believes staying on message—no matter how insulting that message is to African-Americans and people of color throughout the nation—is more important than honesty, fairness, […] Read more »
July 20, 2017
STATEMENT BY JEANNE ALLEN, FOUNDER AND CEO “AFT president Randi Weingarten’s characterization of education reform parents and advocates as racists akin to the southern segregationists of the past, is not just ill-advised hyperbole, it is a deeply offensive, highly inflammatory insult to all the parents and people – of all races, backgrounds, and regions – […] Read more »
July 19, 2017
Opportunity advocates storm Capitol Hill, Congress deals with ESSA implementation, advice to the DOE and more in this week's edition of Newswire... Read more »