Coalition sends letter to USDOE opposing waivers to school districts
April 29, 2013
On April 29th, 2013 a coalition of civil rights, education reform, and disability groups sent a letter to Secretary Duncan opposing the U.S. Department of Education granting waivers to school districts, including those in the California Office to Reform Education (CORE).
DFER Releases Statement on FY2014 Budget
April 10, 2013
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Coalition Sends Letter to Rep. Fattah Showing Support for Fiscal Fairness Act
March 26, 2013
Yesterday, a broad coalition of organizations sent a letter to Representative Chaka Fattah to show their support for the Congressman's Fiscal Fairness Act, which would fix the comparability loophole in Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
The following groups signed on to the letter:
Coalition Releases Letter Asking Administration to Hold Teacher Preparation Programs Accountable
August 27, 2012
Today a coalition of over 30 education reform organizations sent the attached letter urging the Obama Administration to proceed with regulations to hold teacher preparation programs accountable.
Each year, some 200,000 schools of education graduates and alternative route participants are newly placed in American classrooms.
DFER CA joins coalition to oppose a toothless teacher evaluation system
August 17, 2012
DFER CA joined with coalition of nine education reform organizations to cosign a letter opposing the passing of AB 5 - a bill that would implement a toothless teacher evaluation system by effectively eliminating state requirements to use student standardized test scores to measure an instructor's effectiveness.
(UPDATE: On Thursday, August 16th the Senate Appropriations Committee approved AB 5.