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American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence

Dedicated to recruiting, preparing, certifying and supporting teachers. ABCTE certification is designed to inspire career changers to enter teaching and give them a rigorous and efficient process to achieve their goals.

American Federation for Children

A leading national advocacy organization promoting school choice, with a specific focus on advocating for school vouchers and scholarship tax credit programs.

Association of American Educators

The largest national, non-union, professional educators’ organization, advancing the profession by offering a modern approach to teacher representation and educational advocacy.


Black Alliance for Educational Options

BAEO aims to increase access to high-quality educational options for black children by actively supporting parental choice policies and programs that empower low-income and working-class black families.


Cato Institute

A public policy research organization dedicated to the principles of individual liberty, limited government, free markets and peace, and conducts independent, nonpartisan research on a wide range of policy issues.

Charter School Resource Center of Tennessee’s Resource Magazine (1999)

The June 1999 edition discusses recent legislation, notes groups wanting to start charter schools, and points out how there has never been a full and complete hearing on charter schools yet in the Volunteer State.

Citizens for Educational Freedom

Citizens for Educational Freedom (CEF) has led the nationwide effort to put education back into the hands of parents.

Common Core

Promotes programs, policies, and initiatives at the local, state, and federal levels that provide students with challenging, rigorous instruction in the full range of liberal arts and sciences.

Connections Academy

An award-winning, tuition-free, fully accredited, online public school for students in grades K–12.


Digital Learning Now!

A national campaign to advance policies that will create a high quality digital learning environment to better prepare students with the knowledge and skills to succeed in college and careers.


Education Intelligence Agency

A private, for-profit, one-man contract research firm focused on the inner workings of the teachers’ unions and provides quick, accurate information concerning the public education establishment.

Educators for Excellence

An independent voice for teachers that works to ensure that the voices of classroom teachers are included in the decisions that affect our profession and our students.


Foundation for Excellence in Education

The Foundation aims to ignite a movement of reform state-by-state, and believes in a comprehensive reform agenda to create a high-quality, student-centered education system.

Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice

The Friedman Foundation amplifies the national call for true education reform through universal school choice.


Heartland Institute

A national nonprofit research and education organization with a mission to discover, develop, and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems.

Heritage Foundation

A think tank whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.

Hispanic Council for Reform and Educational Outcomes

HCREO’s mission is to create awareness of the educational crisis that exists within the Hispanic community nationally by empowering Hispanic parents to become advocates for their children.



A nonprofit organization that facilitates collaboration, advocacy, and research to enhance quality K-12 online teaching and learning.


K¹² Virtual Learning

K¹² seeks to provide any child access to exceptional curriculum and tools that enable him or her to maximize his or her success in life, regardless of geographic, financial, or demographic circumstance.


Mobilizing Mothers for School Reform (1998)

September 18, 1998. John Gardner, Director of the Board of School Directors in Milwaukee, meets with mothers to discuss how to develop a grassroots organization.


National and State School Choice Contacts (2003)

A list of contacts compiled by The Center for Education Reform in February 2003.

National Charter Schools Institute

This nonprofit’s mission is to transform public education and power performance, productivity, and accountability breakthroughs that help people win for kids.

National Council on Teacher Quality

Advocates for reforms in a broad range of teacher policies at the federal, state and local levels in order to increase the number of effective teachers.

National School Choice Week

Every January, National School Choice Week shines a spotlight on the need for effective education options for all children.

Noodle Education

The first and only life-long education related search company in the world with the goal of helping anyone find educational opportunities at all levels via a recommendation engine.


Parent Revolution

Parent Revolution’s goal is to transform public education based on what is good for children, not adults, by empowering parents to transform their under-performing schools through community organizing.


Reason Foundation

Advances a free society by developing, applying, and promoting libertarian principles, including individual liberty, free markets, and the rule of law.


Students for Education Reform

A nonprofit founded for students, by students that meets the clear and urgent need for a powerful student organizing body for education reform, demanding change in a system that currently fails millions of students.


Tennessee Charter Schools Association Business Plan (2006)

The objective of this 3- year plan is to create an independent organization, an outgrowth of the existing Tennessee Charter School Resource Center, dedicated to the support and development of strong charter schools.

The Center for Union Facts

A nonprofit organization dedicated to showing Americans the truth about today’s teachers unions.


U.S. Department of Education

The mission of the Department of Education is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.


Wyoming Association of Public Charter Schools (2008)

April 30, 2008.  A letter from CER to Representative Edmonds formalizing the partnership between the Wyoming Association of Public Charter Schools and the Center for Education Reform to increase awareness and support of charter schools in Wyoming.