Center For Education Excellence


Center For Education Excellence

Our aim is to promote and champion policies that effect:

- improved student performance

- improved student safety

- the accountability of students, schools, and districts for improved student outcomes

- productive conversations between generations of stakeholders who value the impact of education

Two Delaware Public Elementary Schools and One Charter School recognized as 2013 Blue Ribbon Schools. Congratulations to Allen Frear Elementary School (Caesar Rodney District), The Charter School of Wilmington and Richard A. Shields Elementary School (Cape Henlopen District) for being recognize...

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The Caesar Rodney Institute is announcing the publication of a new white paper by Jim Hosley, Director of the Center for Education Excellence at the Caesar Rodney Institute, and Jason Bedrick, Policy Analyst at the Center for Education Freedom at the Cato Institute in Washington, DC.   No...

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The field of our youth’s education is plagued with the locusts of doubt with constant cries of falling skies and failing systems. Being the number one nation in the world has stricken us with the ever looming fear of being overcome by the shadow of mediocrity. The system itself is a bit dated,...

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  Performance continues to be troubling. Cost of education in Delaware is among the highest in the country. Parent and voter dissatisfaction is growing and they want more choices. For these reasons the Caesar Rodney Institute launched the Center for Excellence in Education (CEE). The Center...

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Delaware lags behind other states when it comes to providing individuals and families the freedom to choose for themselves or their children an educational experience in higher-achieving or safer schools. 2011, so active nationally it is called the “Year of School Choice”, showed paren...

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Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education in the Obama Administration, recently said that criticism of Common Core State Standards is, “…a conspiracy theory in search of a conspiracy.” We agree, conspiracy theories explain specific events as the result of secret plots by covert grou...

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No one wants to be trapped in a system that is failing him. Without the freedom to choose how to spend tax dollars set aside for their childs education, families in mid- and lower-income levels are deprived of the freedom to choose what is best for their child. Everybodys money is invested in educa...

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For too long the system has told parents the education experience it provides their children will improve. Parents are patiently waiting. The government-provided education system is not providing the opportunity for students to acquire the knowledge, skills and behavior necessary to succeed in an i...

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There is no doubt performance is moving sideways not forward.   There is no doubt the cost of education is moving upward.   But, don’t worry because Delaware’s state coordinator for National Assessment of Educational Progress, Duncan G. Smith, commented after the recent rel...

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Education performance in Delaware is mediocre in a country – our United States of America – whose performance is less than mediocre when compared to other major countries. More than 50 years ago Dr. Milton Friedman, a true visionary committed to improving education, rightly foresaw a top...

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