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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 – […]

Schools of Thought: The War Over Public Education and Charter Schools
July 10, 2017

On Sunday July 9th, Center for Education Reform board member David Hardy, who just retired as President of Boys’ Latin Charter of Philadelphia was on Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly. Watch the appearance here.


Press Releases

CER Releases Parent Power Index 2017: National Index Finds Florida, Indiana, Arizona Lead in Education Opportunity
October 10, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC  —  The Center for Education Reform (CER) released its 2017 Parent Power! Index (PPI), the nation’s foremost study of a parent’s ability to exercise educational options for their children. The Index scores each state, along with the District of Columbia, from 0-100. This year’s leaders are Florida, Indiana, and Arizona, while those with the least parent power are North Dakota, Nebraska, and Alaska. […]

Exclusive: Allen Pushes Back Against Matt Damon
October 5, 2017

In case you missed it, Jeanne Allen was featured yesterday in an exclusive  Hollywood Reporter story about her efforts to stand up to the opponents of education opportunity and Hollywood’s Matt Damon. While being interviewed for a new anti-school choice documentary, Allen used the phrase the filmmakers ended up using for the title of their movie, BackPack Full of Cash. As Allen told THR , “”It was a […]

Memo to Media: U.S. Supreme Court Case Holds Promise for Teacher Freedoms
October 4, 2017

From: Jeanne Allen, founder & CEO, the Center for Education Reform Re: U.S. Supreme Court case holds promise for teacher freedoms 10/04/2017 Leaders of organizations and schools across the education reform arena are enthusiastic that on Thursday, September 28, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) agreed to hear arguments in Janus v. AFSCFME. The […]