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CER in the News

Baltimore needs school choice
August 31, 2015

by Frank A. Bonsal III Baltimore Sun August 30, 2015 Nearly a half-century after local and national uprisings around the passing of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., what is the one aspect of the urban condition in Baltimore that has changed too little but can transform a person’s life and livelihood, and ultimately his or […]

It shouldn’t take a hurricane to create all-choice school districts
August 28, 2015

by Jason Russell Washington Examiner August 28, 2015 About a decade ago, Louisiana officials decided to take over all but a few of New Orleans public schools in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. From the start, then-Gov. Kathleen Blanco, a Democrat, was determined to turn the city into an all-choice school district. Blanco wanted open […]

Philanthropy makes up small portion of D.C. charter schools budget
August 17, 2015

By Moriah Costa Watchdog August 17, 2015 Only six percent of funding for D.C. charter schools comes from private contributions, disproving claims that significant philanthropic contributions gives charter schools an advantage over traditional public schools. A report released by the D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute earlier this month found the majority of funding for charter schools […]


Press Releases

Opposition Launches Legal Challenge to Nevada’s New School Choice Program
August 27, 2015

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is challenging Nevada’s newly created and not even yet implemented Education Savings Account (ESA) program.

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)