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 [...]
by Jeanne Allen National Journal December 3, 2013 Adjunct professors do indeed make higher education solvent, and are an important pipeline for schools and students. On one hand, “it” is a model for K-12, where rather than having only full-time teachers a more fluid, flexible human capital pipeline should include people whose lives might need [...]
A Dearth of Statehouse Mavericks Posted: 10/16/2013 6:37 pm Lack of gutsy governors stagnating real education reform Millions of children are now fully ensconced in another year at America’s schools. Unfortunately for most families, the schools, classrooms, teachers, and school leaders are functioning in much the same manner as they did last year — and [...]
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 [...]
5 December 2013
Vanderbilt University to study attrition rate at Metro Nashville schools, paying particular attention to charters. Researches hope to end debate on theory that charters weed out low-performing students before state testing. Article...
Zoning Shackles Off In Nashville
5 December 2013
Under Nashville's school choice program, one in four students attend a school other than where they are zoned. Article highlights how choice drains kids from traditional schools, prompts district policy to only allow new charters in areas...