Mother Crusader noticed that the New Jersey office of charter schools has a list of important partners.
One of them is the Center for Education Reform.
Mother Crusader does her customary research and finds that Jeanne Allen, who founded CER, claimed credit for writing the ALEC proposal for the parent trigger.
She should not have been surprised. CER is one of the leading voices on the right that supports charters and vouchers and online schools, anything but public schools.
Mother Crusader notes that the schools that get a high rating from CER are those that have the most choice, not the ones that perform best on NAEP.
CER works closely with any other organization that opposes public education and supports privatization.
Jeanne Allen has been very successful in promoting the idea that “reform=school choice,” which has been a staple on the right for decades.