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On his birthday, Milton Friedman celebrated by school choice movement
July 31, 2015

Today, the school choice movement still recognizes the significance of Friedman to all the progress that's been made in advancing school choice. Friday would have been Friedman's 103rd birthday, and the movement took an opportunity to reflect on his work.

The charter solution
July 27, 2015

In the early morning hours of Aug. 29, 2005, Tom and Carolyn Crosby drove through the night to their cottage by Florida's Gulf Coast to escape Hurricane Katrina. At 6 a.m., they arrived, turned on the television and found good news: The worst of the hurricane was supposed to miss New Orleans.

In D.C., parents risk jail to get students into highly ranked schools
July 23, 2015

D.C. has cracked down on parents lying to city and school officials about where they live, after an increase in tips that families from nearby Maryland and Virginia are illegally enrolling their children.

Press Releases

Statement from The Center for Education Reform on North Carolina Supreme Court’s Ruling Opportunity Scholarships Constitutional
July 23, 2015

Kara Kerwin, president of The Center for Education Reform (CER), issued the following statement on the North Carolina Supreme Court’s ruling today upholding the constitutionality of the state’s Opportunity Scholarship Program:

The Center for Education Reform Encouraged By U.S. Senate Passage of Every Child Achieves Act
July 16, 2015

Kara Kerwin, president of The Center for Education Reform (CER), together with CER senior fellow and president emeritus Jeanne Allen, issued the following statement on the U.S. Senate’s passage today of the Every Child Achieves Act (S.1177)

Brown Amendment Bad Precedent for Federal Policy and Bad for Kids
July 13, 2015

Under the guise of accountability, Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has introduced an amendment to force states to comply with new and onerous regulations that micro-manage charter school operations and finance, as well as dictate under what terms states may and may not hold schools accountable.