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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

U.S. Fourth-Graders Lag Behind Other Countries In Reading Statement by Jeanne Allen, Founder and CEO, the Center for Education Reform
December 12, 2017

The latest report on the deteriorating condition of U.S. fourth-graders’ reading proficiency is infuriating and depressing but a trend that is not at all surprising. The Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) has been administered every five years since 2001 and the fact that, as U.S. News reports, “Reading comprehension among fourth-grade students has […]

The Education, Workforce and Apprenticeship Tax Credit Act Will Encourage Job Creation and Job Preparation
November 6, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Jeanne Allen, Founder and CEO of the Center for Education Reform released the following statement regarding the proposed Federal Tax Reform Package: As part of tax reform, there is an urgent need to ensure the preparation of current and future workers for the changing needs of the U.S. economy. Job creation and […]

Civil Rights Leaders Speak Out on NAACP’s Charter School Stance
November 2, 2017

This stance keeps the Association at odds with thousands of parents and community leaders of color who know, firsthand, the critical role charters play in providing quality education to those in desperate need.