Center For Education Excellence



(Pictured: Ron Russo, CRI Senior Fellow)

Center For Education Excellence

The Center for Education Excellence focuses on:
 
• raising awareness of and support for the CRI BOLD Education Reform Plan, especially among state legislators, educators, school board members, and the news media
 
• the introduction and promotion of legislation that would amend Title 14 of the Delaware Code to shift operational authority from the local school boards or education agencies to the individual schools themselves
 
• continuing to provide nonpartisan analysis of Delaware public school performance
 
Please contact Ron Russo, Senior Fellow with any inquiries!
Email: RonRusso@CaesarRodney.org

Ravitch: Warns of Pearson’s expanding role in education   Dr. Ravitch asks, “Are we prepared to hand over our children, our teachers, and our definition of knowledge to Pearson.”   A number of years ago she was told during in an interview about standardized testing, &...

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  Suburban Colorado school district reform challenges status quo   Conventional wisdom is that efforts to reform schools are in large urban areas with high levels of poverty, dismal academic achievement and reform debates that tend to result in the continuation of union influence and co...

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Reach Academy for Girls will close and that is sad.   Reach is the only all-girl charter school in the state. Delaware families reflecting a growing trend to select alternatives to traditional public schools and single-sex schools, 1 decided all-girl Reach Academy was best for their dau...

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Low Family Incomes Prevent many Black and Hispanic students from Realizing Dr. King’s Dream   Low family incomes deprive many Black and Hispanic students of the ability to realize the dream because even after a half century since Dr. King’s famous “I Have a Dream” spee...

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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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All the rhetoric that glitters is not gold. The condition of public education in Delaware is not golden. The lack of progress penalizes children yet the failure is now positioned as "unleashing potential" -- families and taxpayers continue to wait for fulfillment of promises made almost a ...

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Forty-two states have introduced legislation in 2011 to create or expand school voucher and scholarship tax credit programs, according to an analysis completed today by the American Federation for Children — the nations voice for school choice. If these bills pass, millions of children woul...

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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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Delaware Lt. Governor Matt Denn released a report recognizing the wide variance in administrative costs among school districts in the state. Dr. Tony Marchio, superintendent of the Appoquinimink school district, has labeled this data “misleading and deceptive” based upon a report from th...

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The most recently available data on Delaware public schools speaks for itself: parents want more choice.   Over the past eight years total enrollment in Delaware’s public schools is up 9% while enrollment in Delaware’s charter schools is up 228%. The fastest growth in charter sch...

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