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Massachusetts Question 2: Voters consider expanding charter schools
October 15, 2016

SouthCoast Today by Jennette Barnes October 15th, 2016 Everyone believes in giving kids a great education. But how best to do it? Question 2 juxtaposes two claims to defend the best interests of young people and public schooling. And because Massachusetts is a national leader in education, what’s at stake is nothing less than the […]

In D.C. charters, can school boards make quality schools?
October 12, 2016

by Emily Leayman Education Watchdog October 12, 2016 The nation’s capital is home to some of the most influential minds of education, but they’re not only working on federal affairs — they also serve on school boards in the city’s large charter sector. Based on a Thomas B. Fordham Institute survey of 325 members of 58 […]

Jeanne Allen: State gives generous charter reimbursements
September 30, 2016

by Jeanne Allen Daily Hampshire Gazette September 30, 2016 It’s time to set the record straight on education funding. Opponents of education opportunity continue to spread false information about charter schools, despite the fact that many reputable sources, including newspaper editorial boards, have acknowledged that the claim that charter schools drain resources from traditional public […]

Press Releases

NAACP Caves To Union Pressure, Passing Moratorium on Charter Schools
October 15, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 15, 2016 WASHINGTON, DC — The following statement was issued today by Jeanne Allen, Founder and CEO of the Center for Education Reform, on the ratification of a charter school moratorium by the NAACP today at their annual meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio: “We are disappointed in the NAACP for ratifying the call for a […]

Center for Education Reform Receives More than 250 Entries For Its $100K “Hey John Oliver, Back Off My Charter School!” Video Contest
October 11, 2016

Students’ compelling stories tell John Oliver – and the world – the value of charter schools WASHINGTON, DC — The Center for Education Reform (CER) announced today that it has received entries from more than 250 charter schools telling John Oliver via video “to back off my charter school.” “The response has been fantastic,” said […]

Ted Strickland’s Vile Comments on Charter Schools
October 7, 2016

The following statement was issued today by Jeanne Allen, Founder and CEO of The Center for Education Reform, regarding comments made by former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland. Strickland, a Democrat who is trailing Republican Rob Portman in the state’s Senate race, made comments Wednesday that for-profit entities associated with charter schools have “raped” taxpayers: