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How to fix our worst schools
April 8, 2016

North Carolina's achievement district is a real-time solution to give the state's worst schools a shot at finally giving their students a great education. We must learn from the lessons of the past 50 years and give bold new opportunities like the Achievement District a chance. Our kids can't wait.

Those concerned about race and equality should champion charters
April 6, 2016

Boston Globe April 6, 2016   RE “Racial aspects tinge charter debate” (Page A1, March 28): Massachusetts charter schools are not only among the highest performing in the nation, but they serve a student population that’s 58 percent black and Latino, while statewide that figure is 27 percent. That should make people who are concerned […]

Lawsuit threatens public funding for charter schools in Louisiana
March 28, 2016

Louisiana Record Sharon Brooks Hodge Mar. 27, 2016 The fight for control of public education money in Louisiana will have another round in court now that the state teachers union and local school board members have challenged a district court ruling. Members of the Iberville Parish School Board and the Louisiana Association of Educators have […]

Press Releases

A Majority of U.S. 12th Graders Lack Proficiency
April 27, 2016

A NATIONAL IMPERATIVE TO EXPAND EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY Commentary on the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Results Jeanne Allen, Founder & CEO, The Center for Education Reform (WASHINGTON D.C. 4.27.16) Today’s report by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is an urgent reminder of the crisis in U.S. education, with just 37 percent […]

Anti-Charter Assaults Fail in Louisiana
April 25, 2016

Louisiana lawmakers have rejected a half-dozen bills by opponents of charter schools in the past two weeks to restrict their autonomy and growth, thanks to the work of community leaders, parents and charter school advocates.

Statement from CER Founder & CEO on Vergara Ruling
April 15, 2016

Jeanne Allen, Founder and CEO of The Center for Education Reform, issued the following statement on the Vergara v. State of California lawsuit ruling yesterday: