College Affordability: Front & Center


Jen Walmer, DFER-Colorado Expanding the access and affordability of higher education is a long-simmering issue that has erupted onto the national political scene. Presidential candidates are finally addressing on the campaign trail what too...

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Sen. Sherrod Brown Wisely Withdraws Charter Amendment

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Here, we would like to think, is why. By Marianne Lombardo Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) offered an ESEA amendment to “improve accountability and transparency” of public charter schools. DFER, and other organizations, believed the...

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DFER Statement on Scott Walker Announcement


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DEMOCRATS FOR EDUCATION REFORM RELEASES STATEMENT ON SCOTT WALKER ANNOUNCEMENT DFER Acting Executive Director says American students can’t afford the Wisconsin Governor’s policies Today, Democrats for Education Reform (DFER) Acting Executive...

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Opinion: New BPS superintendent Tommy Chang should be bold

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The following piece, originally published in the Boston Globe, was written by Marty Walz, DFER-Massachusetts Advisory Council chairman and former Massachusetts state legislator from Boston.  -- New BPS superintendent Tommy Chang should be bold By Marty...

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