Center for Educational Excellence
The Center for Educational Excellence strives to implement reforms that create greater incentives for schools to respect parents and students as customers; encourage continuous quality improvement, parental involvement, and respect for teachers as professionals; and use taxpayers’ resources more efficiently.
The reality is, state taxpayers are already paying enough for public education. The governor and lawmakers must find smarter ways to spend this money, not keep asking for more.
How can we expect any single school - public, private, or home school - to adequately serve the unique needs of every student who passes through its doors? We can't - and we don't have to - provided we open the floodgates of choice for Philadelphia's schoolchildren.
How much money will you have to pay a private political organization just to keep your job this year? If this question sounds ridiculous, that’s because it is—unless you are a public school teacher in Pennsylvania. Then, it’s the sad reality. But a U.S. Supreme Court case could change that for tens of thousands of teachers like us.
For the Hispanic community, education is the key to making the American Dream a reality. Yet far too many Latinos remain victims of their ZIP code and socio-economic status when it comes to quality schooling.
With Halloween quickly approaching, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh students won’t have to go far to get their scares—dozens of ghost teachers haunt their halls, some for as many as 30 years.
For Pennsylvania teachers and other public employees forced to fund union interests, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association could be a game-changer.
James Williams teaches science in the West Middlesex Area School District in Mercer County, where school began on Monday, but he doesn’t belong to the teachers’ union. James recently exited the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA), the state’s largest teachers’ union, fed up with how the PSEA was using his dues.
On the schoolyard playground, rules maintain a fair playing field. But in most Pennsylvania school districts, the game is rigged in favor of powerful unions—at teachers’ expense. That’s why a growing number of teachers are opting out of their union and reclaiming their freedom.
Pennsylvania’s teachers are inspired by a passion to educate but, ironically, stymied by the union leaders charged with representing them. Now, they are speaking out in sup
Gov. Wolf’s 'Schools That Teach' public relations tour and statewide ad campaigns supporting him aren’t telling voters the truth about the budget impasse or the governor's tax proposal.
Total Records: 247