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How Should Schools Reopen?August 29, 2020

This afternoon, President Trump announced a "kids first" approach to reopening school.s In response, Jeanne Allen, the founder and chief executive of the Center for Education Reform, issued the following statement


As districts announce confusing and convoluted reopening plans, parents are demanding answers and responses to how they can ensure their children get educated this school year. In her latest Forbes article, CER’s Founder & CEO Jeanne Allen recommends three action steps policymakers can take to support families and ensure the nation is supporting only the education that is meeting their needs:

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The Latest In The School Reopening SagaAugust 29, 2020

The push to reopen school reached a new level this week as mayors and governors on both sides of the aisle, as well as the president, began to push for physical school reopenings in the absence of “proof” that they cannot open safely. This is a major change from just last week, when most leaders were being intimidated by unions and other education associations into opening virtually only, but late.


We are at a critical moment for education in our country. We have watched over the past week as school districts continue to struggle with critical decisions as to whether they should open schools, union threats about national strikes, and parents from all walks of life taking their children’s education into their own hands like never before.

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Center for Education Reform Looks to Preserve the American DreamAugust 29, 2020

Based in Washington, D.C., CER was founded by Allen in 1993 to “expand educational opportunities” that can yield “improved economic outcomes for all Americans, particularly our youth.”

FoxNews: Cuomo says New York schools can reopen as teachers unions fight against reopening effortsAugust 29, 2020

Reaction from Center for Education Reform's Jeanne Allen, Partnership Schools Superintendent Kathleen Porter-Magee, and former teacher Tim Huelskamp. It’s time for kids to go to school in whatever way, shape or form their parents think is effective, Jeanne Allen tells Griff Jenkins on FoxNews Saturday, “If ever there was a cry for personalized learning, it’s now."

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