Washington, D.C. November 13, 2015 The following statement was issued by Jeanne Allen, Founder and President-Emeritus of The Center for Education Reform: We were devastated by the news of the passing of John E. Chubb, one of the truly most impactful people of the entire school choice movement and an intellectual giant. Scholar, executive, educator […]
When a promising presidential candidate violates the basics of truth telling, it’s time for a reset. For 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, it’s time to tell the truth about charter schools. Myths perpetrated by teachers unions and big bureaucracies seem to have trumped her reality.
by Robert Reiss Forbes November 17, 2015 Pretty much everyone in America agrees on the importance of our education system. And yet, consider these numbers: America spends $810 billion annually on our school systems and still we are in 17th place in reading and 32nd place in math globally. Shouldn’t that be unacceptable to us? In an […]
One of the most prevalent education reforms will soon turn 25. Started in 1991 to disrupt what was considered the traditional school districts’ exclusive franchise over education, charter schools broke philosophical ground by uniting people on both sides of the political aisle. The goal of charter schools was to make public education more responsive to the individual needs of its students, more nimble in facing ever-evolving issues, and more innovative in discovering solutions to complex problems.
by Linda Lightner The Oklahoman November 17, 2015 An innovative Oklahoma City charter high school marks its 10th anniversary this year, growing from one man’s vision to become one of the nation’s top-performing high schools. Harding Fine Arts Academy has been distinguished by numerous honors: a Top 10 high school in Oklahoma by US News […]
The Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in a 2-1 decision rules that the U.S. Department of Justice does not have the right to intervene in Louisiana’s voucher program. This ruling reverses the April 2014 decision in favor of the DOJ for requests for data and oversight. Judge Edith Jones writes in the Conclusion in […]
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