Obama Administration Once Again Neglects DC Voucher Program CER Press Release Washington, DC March 4, 2014 Showing little regard for low-income families who rely on school choice for a chance at success, the Obama administration has yet again allowed for a severe funding imbalance in its budget for the widely popular and successful D.C. Opportunity Scholarship [...]
Kara Kerwin, president of The Center for Education Reform, issued the following response to the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and In the Public Interest latest attack on charter schools:
In a California courtroom on February 4th, it took little over a minute for a former elementary school teacher to deliver one of the saddest commentaries on the dysfunction that encompasses teacher employment policies in the U.S. public education system.
For being the U.S.’s most-watched live event ever, Super Bowl XLVIII was pretty uninspiring. What was inspiring, however, was the uplifting ad Microsoft ad featuring former NFL safety and ALS patient Steve Gleason, along with other people with disabilities, using innovative new technologies to make life easier.
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.
This fall, Michigan received disappointing, but expected news: The Center for Education Reform gave the state a score of ’0′ for its school choice policies. Though charter public schools provide choice to approximately 10 percent of Michigan public school students, our state is the only one in the nation to hold the distinction of constitutionally [...]
Editorial: Thoughtful deliberation is taking place in parents’ school-choice decisions
7 March 2014
A lot of parents who do not live in the six suburban cities that have formed their own school districts, but whose children are enrolled in schools there, are sitting on pins and needles right now, wondering if their children will be able...
Rutherford County School Board says state lawmakers won’t listen
7 March 2014
The Monday following a school board meeting on Feb. 20, the board hand delivered a resolution with its concerns about current legislation to the Tennessee General Assembly. The board’s resolution expressed disagreement with the Tennessee...