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The Center for Education Reform Takes on HBO’S Last Week Tonight, Launching CER’s $100,000 “Hey John Oliver, Back Off My Charter School!” Video ContestAugust 29, 2016

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.

PDK Education Poll Provides Clearer Results Than Ever BeforeAugust 29, 2016

Statement from CER Founder & CEO on the 48th Annual PDK Poll of the Public's Attitudes Toward the Public Schools

The campaign against charter schoolsAugust 19, 2016

Teachers unions are leading a deliberate, deceptive campaign designed to scare those who support families’ rights to choose the best education for their children.

We need an Olympian focus on charter school factsAugust 17, 2016

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.

Gov. Larry Hogan reshapes schools, utility boardsJuly 1, 2016

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 […]

Crazy Compliance Requirements for Ohio Charter SchoolsJuly 1, 2016

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....