Foundation for Education Reform and Accountability

Press Releases

Report Identifies Approach for Lawsuit to Achieve School-Choice Scholarships for Buffalo and Rochester Students (February 1, 2013)

Statement on Gov. Cuomo’s State of the State Education “Priorities” (January 9, 2013)

Open Enrollment: Using Public School-Choice Options to Improve Student Performance (November 12, 2012)

Report Rates Legislators’ Votes on Public Charter Schools (November 1, 2012)

Testimony Provides Vision for “Transformative Change” Needed for the State’s Education System (October 22, 2012)

Foundation for Education Reform and The Business Council of NYS to Host “Won’t Back Down” Screening, Panel Discussion on Parental Empowerment in Education (September 26, 2012)

“Parent Trigger” Policy Effective Way for New York to Empower Parents and Fix Failing Schools (August 21, 2012)

Governor’s “Green Light” to Education Reform Commission Can Deliver Action Plan for Transformative Change (April 30, 2012)

Education Budget Hearings Provide an Opportunity for Legislators to Insist on Reform (January 23, 2012)

Governor’s Budget Heads New York in the Right Direction on Reforming the State’s Education System (January 17, 2012)

NYSUT Lawsuit to Minimize Teacher Evaluation Reforms an Act of Desperation (June 28, 2011)

New Graduation Data Raises Questions About the Value of NYS High School Diplomas; ‘Left Behind’ Update Districts Need Mayoral Control (June 14, 2011)

New Graduation Data Shows Albany District Students Left Behind (June 14, 2011)

National Science Exam Reveals New York’s Largest-In-The-Nation Performance Gap (January 25, 2011)

Statement on Gov. Cuomo’s Education Reforms Announced in the State of the State (January 5, 2011)

Albany Stands in the Way of Real Reform: District Gets a “D” and Ranks Near Bottom of Study’s List (August 25, 2010)

Statement of New York Winning Federal Race to the Top Funding for Proposed Education Reforms (August 24, 2010)

New NAEP Results for New York City Highlight Part of the Solution to Close the Racial Achievement Gap (May 20, 2010)

“Exclusive Seven”: Group of Senators Benefitted from School Choice, Voted to Deny Similar Options for Disadvantaged Kids (May 7, 2010)

NAEP Scores Show More Money Doesn’t Buy Results (March 24, 2010)

State Legislators Who Refused to Expand Charter Schools Themselves Benefitted from K-12 School Choice (January 22, 2010)

Statement on United Federation of Teachers’ “Hit Job” on Charter Schools (January 3, 2010)

Statement on Board of Regents’ Education Reform Plan (December 15, 2009)

NYSUT Promoting Loophole Allowing Teachers to Avoid New Pension Plan (December 11, 2009)

Mixed Results for New York City on the Urban NAEP Math Exam (December 8, 2009)

Statement on New York’s NAEP Results in Math (October 14, 2009)

New York Should Run Alongside California for ‘Race to the Top’ Funds (October 13, 2009)

Statement on New Report Showing New York’s Ongoing Black-White Achievement Gap (July 14, 2009)

Regents Allow Teachers Scoring of Students’ Exams to Count as Professional Development (April 17, 2009)

New Failing Schools List Shows Marginal Progress in New York and the Need for More School Choice Options (March 17, 2009)

Statement on President Obama’s Speech Today on Education Reform (March 10, 2009)

New York Spending History Shows Money Doesn’t Buy Results (December 16, 2008)

New York Education Reform Organization Applauds New Federal Regulations on High School Reporting (October 28, 2008)

New York Tests Don’t Measure-Up to National Exams (April 3, 2008)

Statement on Executive Budget Released Today (January 22, 2008)

Statement on Approval of Contracts for Excellence (November 19, 2007)

Statement on New NAEP Results Released Today (November 15, 2007)

Albany High School Identified as a ‘Dropout Factory’ (October 30, 2007)

Teachers Union Plays Santa All Year ‘Round Spending Lavishly On Itself (December 12, 2006)

State Teachers Union Opposes Charter Schools: Wow, That’s a Surprise! (December 6, 2006)

State Comptroller Exposes Albany School District for Dramatically Underreporting Violent Incidents (May 22, 2006)

Foundation for Education Reform & Accountability Unveils New Education Tax Credit Information Center (February 13, 2006)

Education Tax Credit Creates Opportunity for Empowering Families and Increasing Access to Quality Options (February 6, 2006)

Analysis by Spitzer Council Finds Education Tax Credits No Problem (January 20, 2006)

Statement on Education Proposals in Gov. Pataki’s Executive Budget (January 17, 2006)

Statement on Gov. Pataki’s Education Tax Credit Proposal (January 17, 2006)

Statement on Governor Pataki’s State of the State Speech (January 4, 2006)

New Charter Schools Promise Education Quality for New York City (March 15, 2005)

Proposed Math Reforms Fall Short (January 10, 2005)

Call for Massive Education Funding Hike a Bust (December 18, 2003)

NYC Charter School Plan Signals New Era in Public Education (October 30, 2003)

New Failing Schools List Grows by 19 Percent (September 5, 2003)

Only Five Percent of Eligible Buffalo Students Receiving Tutoring (June 19, 2003)

27 Entire School Districts Declared ‘Failing’ (June 18, 2003)

Failing’ Buffalo School District Violates Federal Prohibition on Tutoring (June 18, 2003)

Survey of NYC Parents: Strong Support for Increased Parental Options As Klein Gets Ready to Overhaul School System (December 19, 2002)