The 23 year history of #EdReform is also the making of a movement! Follow these #CER23 Timeline Tidbits to learn why it matters:
1993: 10 years after Nation at Risk & continued crisis, The Center for Education Reform is founded by @JeanneAllen to make all schools work better for all children.
1995: CER publishesThe School Reform Handbook, training an army of school reform pioneers.
1996: CER starts grading state charter school laws to ensure opportunity & innovation for all kids.
1997: Before the web took off, CER published the first ever roadmap to starting & advocating for charter schools
1998: Rep. Dwight Evans is honored as an Unsung Hero for his work helping Pennsylvania kids at CER’s 5th anniversary celebration.
1998: “We simply cannot afford to lose a single child.” — Words of urgency from Howard Fuller that still ring true today
1998: Leah Vukmir started as a concerned parent who used to call CER. Today, she’s leading the charge for opportunity as a Wisconsin State Senator.
2002: Choice & Accountability take the national stage with CER’s guidance and expertise
2002: US Supreme Court, in Zelman v. Simmons–Harris case, finds Ohio voucher program constitutional! CER Amicus Brief is credited with with shaping Justice O’Connor’s opinion.
2003: As CER celebrates its 10th anniversary, we honor Fannie Lewis, a mother turned City Councilwoman who fought the law for kids and won.
2003: “No longer can we brand kids by their zip code.” Rod Paige, who was Education Secretary at the time, makes this declaration