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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

Opportunities + Innovation = Results
May 11, 2018

National Charter Schools Week 2018 Day 6 This is a country built on innovation, but when it comes to education we are far too cautious. We do not need a thousand flowers to bloom, as the saying goes. What we need is to have a thousand (or tens of thousands) of seeds planted. Those that […]

A Movement of Diversity & Equity
May 11, 2018

National Charter Schools Week 2018 Day 5 The charter school movement, and many of its greatest initial and on-going successes, is rooted in its commitment to serving students who for whatever the reason have not been well-served by traditional public education. It’s greatest strength, in fact, is being able to serve students from fragile communities, in […]

“But You’ve Got to Have FRIENDS”
May 11, 2018

National Charter Schools Week 2018 Day 4 Some of the earliest founded charter school advocacy groups had friends in their name, and for good reason. They wanted to be what most of us aspire to be in all walks of like – great friends to the new kid on the block. Friends of Choice in […]