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A Movement at Risk – A Manifesto

On June 15, 2016, The Center for Education Reform, unveiled a new manifesto — a clarion call to refocus our collective energies and message to connect with the broad universe of education consumers and citizens everywhere.


Founder and CEO of the nation’s most senior advocate and pioneer in education reform, Jeanne Allen, delivered remarks at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, joined by reactions and comments from influential education, business and political leaders. Watch the live recording of the event below:

Featured speakers:

  • Ms. Jeanne Allen, Founder and CEO, The Center for Education Reform (CER)
  • John Engler, President of the Business Roundtable and Former Governor of Michigan
  • David Levin, President and CEO of McGraw-Hill Education
  • Donald Hense, Chair and CEO of Friendship Public Charter Schools and Member, CER Board of Directors



Editor’s note: Education still at risk, 40 years later, Detroit News, 6.20.16

A Call to Action for Renewed Focus on Real Education Reform, by Dr. Steven Guttentag, President of Connections Education, 6.20.16

Jeanne Allen calls out the school choice movement, Watchdog, 6.20.16

The Center for Education Reform’s New Opportunity Agenda, 6.20.16

Charter Sector Needs Infusion of New Ideas, Center for Education Reform Says, Education Week K-12 Parents and the Public Blog, 6.17.16

Jeanne makes it manifest, by Chester E. Finn, Jr., Distinguished Senior Fellow and President Emeritus of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 6.17.16

An Education Reform Manifesto, Politico, 6.17.16

School Reform Advocates Sound Alarm For Innovation And Opportunity, 6.16.16

Center for Education Reform Taps Businesses, Charter Schools for Innovation, EdWeek Market Brief, 6.16.16

Education Reformer Calls on School Choice Movement to Reform Itself, Washington Examiner, 6.15.16