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April 14, 2016
John Hood Salisbury Post April 13, 2016 When I first advocated the idea of parental choice in elementary and secondary education, it was considered by many to be a radical notion. It shouldn’t have been. For decades, American students and their families have been free to choose among public and private colleges. For decades, families […] Read more »
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. Read more »
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 […] Read more »
April 5, 2016
by Kevin P. Chavous The 74 March 31, 2016 The Washington Post wrote about a new study from the Southern Education Foundation, which finds that private schools in America are overwhelmingly white. The study’s author makes the illogical and unsubstantiated argument that the private school choice movement of today is an extension of the racism […] Read more »
March 24, 2016
A letter to the editor published in Education Week addresses a national study about online charter schools that has raised concerns from many about its methodology. Mary Gifford and Jeff Kwitowski from K12 Inc. write: “Measuring online schools through accountability systems designed for traditional schools creates an apples-to-oranges exercise. These systems are often misaligned and […] Read more »
March 15, 2016
Charter schools could open anywhere in the state under legislation that passed the House Education Committee on Wednesday. Read more »
February 17, 2016
Education has not been the election-year issue for Republicans that some expected last summer, when the presidential race was getting started and conservatives’ denunciation of the Common Core standards was all the rage. “Common Core might be the most important issue in the 2016 Republican presidential race,” declared the Washington Post in July. Fortunately, that hasn’t occurred. Read more »
February 10, 2016
by Jeanne Allen, CER Founder & President Emeritus February 10, 2016 As the American people are digesting the results of the 2016 New Hampshire primary, and the news media are acting like the contest for president is over, a reminder of how Democracy in America works in is order. Over 150 years ago, de Tocqueville […] Read more »
February 8, 2016
While many parents in Nebraska enjoy some ability to choose among existing schools, high performing public options are often at capacity. As a state, we should band together and support the highest quality educational options possible for every student. Read more »
February 2, 2016
House Speaker Robert DeLeo doubled down on the benefits of charter schools last week, and frankly that’s a beautiful thing for the thousands of parents and students who are tired of being on waiting lists for the school of their choice. Read more »