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Understanding Charter School Growth
March 29, 2018

Once the most promising public school reform available to students, charter schools have stalled. From 1993–2009, the number of charter schools grew from 10 percent–15 percent each year.1 In the 2015 school year, the number of charters increased by just 7 percent. In 2016, school growth dropped dramatically to 2 percent.2 All the while, charter school enrollment has grown steadily each year. However, that masks the real story: Demands for charter opportunities outstrip supply by at least a million students.

STATEMENT: Allen Renews Call for Union Leader to Step Down
July 26, 2017

Statement from the Center for Education Reform:  Randi Weingarten’s smug obstinacy in refusing to accept responsibility for her slur against reformers is disturbing. [U.S. News & World Report, July 24, 2017]Clearly, she believes staying on message—no matter how insulting that message is to African-Americans and people of color throughout the nation—is more important than honesty, fairness, […]

Union leader’s attack on parents and others who support school choice is hateful and should not stand
July 20, 2017

STATEMENT BY JEANNE ALLEN, FOUNDER AND CEO “AFT president Randi Weingarten’s characterization of education reform parents and advocates as racists akin to the southern segregationists of the past, is not just ill-advised hyperbole, it is a deeply offensive, highly inflammatory insult to all the parents and people – of all races, backgrounds, and regions – […]


Press Releases

Miami To Host National Education Summit
October 24, 2018

  (Washington, DC – October 23, 2018) — The Center for Education Reform (CER), the nation’s leading advocate for opportunity & innovation in education, is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a summit and gala on October 26, 2018 at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Miami, Florida, a state that is the gateway to Latin America […]

An Important Letter to the Nation’s Educators and their Teams
August 27, 2018

Whether students are back in school or you’re just getting your classrooms and work ready for them, we appreciate our fine educators and all you do. CER is here to support you in all your efforts.

BREAKING: Puerto Rico Reaffirms Education Opportunities
August 10, 2018

The Supreme Court overruled a highly political ruling by a Superior Court Judge who claimed that the Puerto Rico Education Reform act violates the territory’s Constitution.