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April 10, 2018
Recalling Reagan’s words: “When they graduate high school, they are prepared neither for work nor higher education.” (Washington, DC) — Precisely 35 years after A Nation at Risk was released this month in 1983, student achievement is either flat or dropping for many US students, according to the results of the latest National Assessment of Education […] Read more »
March 22, 2018
Despite increasing demand for charter schools throughout the United States, an increased supply of new education opportunities for students has been compromised. This is owing to poorly written charter school laws and overregulation in many states, according to a new report from the Center for Education Reform. The 2018 National Charter School Law and Rankings is “the Essential Guide to Charter School Laws,” and provides not only state by state analyses and data but research and case studies which make the case for radical change. Read more »
February 23, 2018
On Monday the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Janus v. AFSCME. The significance of this case cannot be overstated; the decision could potentially restore the freedom of public employees to choose how they want their hard-earned paychecks spent, and might put decisions about voluntary union membership back into the hands of the employees themselves. Read more »
February 22, 2018
Education gaps, access to training, technology and lack of options all add up to a ‘disappointing reality’ for most US citizens, according a new report authored by Dr. Cara Candal, Research Fellow at the Center for Education Reform. Read more »
February 14, 2018
In 2017, the Center for Education Reform mounted an aggressive response to the deeply troubling debate over the future of charter schools. Even as charter schools continue to flourish and provide real education opportunity for students and families, leaders of the status quo launched a multi-pronged coordinated campaign to discredit charters by charging that the charter school and education reform movements were based on racism and intended to segregate America’s schools. Read more »
January 29, 2018
The Center for Education Reform is urging the 45th president of the US to use his office and his bully pulpit to make the inextricable link between the most important pre-condition for success for all Americans – individually and as a nation; Education. Read more »
January 22, 2018
In honor of National School Choice Week, the nation’s most trusted leader in advancing education opportunity and innovation will salute the tens of thousands of parents, schools and advocates making a difference in education outcomes for all learners with special audio and video releases detailing the breadth and depth of support for ending inequitable education by zip code. Read more »
January 8, 2018
Today President Trump announced an initiative to achieve prosperity for rural America by advancing innovation and technology in these challenged communities. While this is promising news, education opportunity must be the foundation if the new initiative is to succeed. Read more »
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 […] Read more »
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 […] Read more »