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U.S. Fourth-Graders Lag Behind Other Countries In Reading Statement by Jeanne Allen, Founder and CEO, the Center for Education ReformDecember 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 […]

The Education, Workforce and Apprenticeship Tax Credit Act Will Encourage Job Creation and Job PreparationNovember 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 […]

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Jeanne Allen on Rob Schilling Show, WINA in CharlottesvilleOctober 31, 2017

Center for Education Reform founder and CEO Jeanne Allen went on WINA in Charlottesville on October 31st, 2017 to discuss the controversy surrounding her appearance in Backpack Full of Cash. She talks about CER’s mission, current events, and more, Listen here:

What if We Gave Each Child a Backpack Full of Cash?October 30, 2017

Jeanne Allen chats with Bill Walton about Matt Damon’s new film, Backpack Full of Cash.

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CER URGES PRESIDENT TO KEEP EDUCATION FRONT AND CENTER IN RURAL INITIATIVEJanuary 8, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, January 8, 2017  CONTACT Christina Mazzanti, Dir., Communications christina@edreform.com (202) 750-0016 CER URGES PRESIDENT TO KEEP EDUCATION FRONT AND CENTER IN RURAL INITIATIVE Statement by Jeanne Allen in response to President Trump’s Rural Prosperity Plans (Washington, D.C.) – Today President Trump announced an initiative to achieve prosperity for rural America by […]

U.S. Fourth-Graders Lag Behind Other Countries In Reading Statement by Jeanne Allen, Founder and CEO, the Center for Education ReformDecember 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 […]

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  • DeVos Hits Bush, Obama on Education Policy 17 January 2018
    Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos took to task previous administrations – both Democratic and Republican – for taking too heavy-handed an approach in driving education policy, resulting in stagnant academic achievement despite billions of...
  • Dueling lawsuits by local, state teachers unions head to trial 17 January 2018
    The legal dispute between the Clark County Education Association, which is an affiliate of the NSEA, and the state organization is focused on dues. But tensions between the organizations flared during the 2017 legislative session, when...