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One of the greatest challenges for proponents of school choice is simply educating parents that they have a choice. “If we’re going to really have parents engaged in knowing what all their options are, someone’s got to go and tell them,” said Jonathan Butcher, education director at Goldwater Institute.
by Mark Lerner Examiner.com October 11, 2013 My wife Michele and I had the distinct pleasure of attending the Center for Education Reform’s 20th anniversary Gala and Awards Show Wednesday evening. The Washington Hilton ballroom was filled with a who’s who of education reformers on both the local scene and national stage. At one end [...]
But new figures from the Kansas State Department of Education show that the number of charter schools — quasi-independent schools that receive public funding but are usually managed by outside boards or private companies — is rapidly declining in Kansas, with only 11 still operating this year.
CER Press Release Washington, DC December 3, 2013 Kara Kerwin, president of The Center for Education Reform, released the following statement on the 2012 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA): “The United States’ dismal scores on the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) was once again expected due to the inability of lawmakers at all [...]
CER Press Release Washington, DC November 7, 2013 Kara Kerwin, president of The Center for Education Reform (CER), released the following statement upon the release of the 2013 Nation’s Report Card: “It’s a disgrace and truly incomprehensible that after decades of mediocrity, we celebrate today the fact that only 34 percent of our nation’s 8th [...]
Kara Kerwin officially becomes President, Alison Consoletti Zgainer becomes Executive Vice President CER Press Release Washington, DC November 1, 2013 The Center for Education Reform (CER) today undergoes its leadership transition, with Kara Kerwin officially becoming President, and Alison Consoletti Zgainer the Executive Vice President of the 20 year-old organization that continues to be the [...]