Sunday, May 19, 2019

Jeanne Allen and Her Center for Education Reform (CER) | deutsch29

Jeanne Allen and Her Center for Education Reform (CER) | deutsch29

Jeanne Allen and Her Center for Education Reform (CER)


Jeanne Allen is founder and CEO of the Center for Education Reform (CER). I have written about her on occasion, the last time (prior to this post) being in October 2017, when she was upset to discover that a quote of hers was used as the final title for the film, Backpack Full of Cash.
On May 10, 2019, I read a tweet Allen posted in which she intentionally promoted misinformation about education historian and public school advocate, Diane Ravitch, with Allen insinuating that Ravitch used money from the teachers union to pay for her home (that Ravitch purchased 40 years ago, by the way) because, in Allen’s apparently narrow experience on such a front, book sales could not possibly account for such a purchase, and (again, limited Allen) if that money wasn’t generated exclusively from book sales, the only other explanation must be a Walton– I mean, a union– purchase.
The meanness of Allen’s tweet was off-putting (I chose not to post it here), but her willingness to promote false information in a public forum irked me. Allen has the means and ability to know that what she wrote is patently false, yet she chose to promote a lie anyway.
I had not seen Allen do so before. (Not that she hasn’t; it is possible that she has and that I’ve just not seen it.)
Jeanne Allen
So, I thought it time to get to know Allen and her CER better. However, Allen’s CER bio reads more like a promotional ad than a comprehensive detailing of her  CONTINUE READING: Jeanne Allen and Her Center for Education Reform (CER) | deutsch29

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