The Center for Education Reform (CER) today announced it has launched a contest offering $100,000 to the charter school that produces the best video showing the value of charter schools to students, teachers and communities.
Statement from CER Founder & CEO on the 48th Annual PDK Poll of the Public's Attitudes Toward the Public Schools
Teachers unions are leading a deliberate, deceptive campaign designed to scare those who support families’ rights to choose the best education for their children.
Instead of engaging in a honest debate about charters, critics try to shift the conversation to other topics, such as quibbling over whether a charter school waiting list that runs well over 30,000 kids might overcount by a few thousand. Or whether or not a pro-charter event could be held inside the State House.
By Ovetta Wiggins Washington Post July 1, 2016 The president of Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence is doing something she has never done before: organizing volunteers to monitor the state’s Handgun Review Permit Board. The board, which hears appeals from people who have been denied gun permits, is one of at least three in the […]
Charter school sponsors will be spending the better part of July submitting documents for a new evaluation process that some argue is cumbersome and makes it impossible to receive perfect marks. The new evaluation framework – which was created by an advisory panel following a discovery last summer that the previous ratings were being calculated […]
Why do kids go to school? Americans are divided on the answer, a new poll shows.
30 August 2016
What is school for? A new poll released Monday night shows that Americans are divided on the issue. And in an era when public education has been under attack, most public school parents still think highly of their children’s schools — and...
Public split on charter school autonomy
30 August 2016
About 48 percent of Americans say public charter schools should have to meet the same standards as traditional public schools. About 46 percent say charter schools should get to set their own educational standards....