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CER Reacts to the New Bedford Charter Expansion FailureJune 4, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 4, 2019CONTACT: Alexandra Phelpsaphelps@pinkstongroup.com(703) 966-0831Washington, D.C. — Jeanne Allen, the founder and CEO of the Center for Education Reform (CER), issued the following statement:"We and our colleagues around the country have watched with great interest as the Mayor and parents of New Bedford, Massachusetts sought to create a new innovative partnership that would […]

Opportunities Under Siege – National Charter Schools Week 2019: An Open Letter from Jeanne Allen
May 10, 2019

National Charter Schools Week 2019In the 28+ years since the founding of the charter school movement, tremendous progress has been made in the number of schools established, and in the wealth of innovative opportunities they offer to children, families, teachers and communities. In the 26 years CER has been leading the fight for innovation and […]

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The A+ Plan — A View from the GroundMay 13, 2019

by Jeanne AllenFoundation for Florida's FutureMay 13, 2019 Nearly 25 years ago, I had the opportunity to witness the beginnings of historic education reform in Florida. In 1995, Jeb Bush, who would be governor a few years later, was laying the groundwork for an educational renaissance in Florida and for the nation.On the morning of a […]

Three Innovators Changing The Education Landscape TodayMay 8, 2019

by Jeanne AllenForbesMay 8, 2019America is the land of innovation, leading the world in technology, art and industry — yet we still have a 20th-century educational system. Our schools are stifled by regulatory overload, making it difficult to bring needed change to outdated ways of doing things. Fortunately for our nation’s children, enterprising individuals at […]

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CER Reacts to the New Bedford Charter Expansion FailureJune 4, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 4, 2019CONTACT: Alexandra Phelpsaphelps@pinkstongroup.com(703) 966-0831Washington, D.C. — Jeanne Allen, the founder and CEO of the Center for Education Reform (CER), issued the following statement:"We and our colleagues around the country have watched with great interest as the Mayor and parents of New Bedford, Massachusetts sought to create a new innovative partnership that would […]

Bernie Sanders Attacks Charters!May 18, 2019

Dear Charter School Friends,What a crazy thing - the Friday of National Charter Schools Week, presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says that as president he will put an end to charter schools.As my mother would have said, “the nerve!”Sanders’ comments - yelling about transparency (which of course exists) or regulation (which charters have plenty of!) and […]

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