CER Urges: State Of The Union Address Must Build A Bridge Between Education, National Security And Economic Prosperity

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Center for Education Reform CEO and its Directors Available for Comment on SOTU

The Center for Education Reform is urging the 45th president of the US to use his office and his bully pulpit to make the inextricable link between the most important pre-condition for success for all Americans – individually and as a nation; Education.

“There is only one issue that unites all the rest – education. Helping all of our people accumulate the broad knowledge and foundation for educational advancement in myriad ways is a pre-condition for our economic success,” said Jeanne Allen, CER Founder and CEO.

Allen, one of the nation’s most trusted thought leaders, along with CER’s Board of Directors, are available to provide objective commentary on the State of the Union Address, where President Trump is expected to emphasize immigration, the economy and foreign affairs, all issues where education plays a vital role in the nation’s improvement and advances. The latest Morning Consult/POLITICO poll finds most voters - 75% - want to hear POTUS talk about improving the education system.

As the seminal Nation at Risk report declared 35 years ago this April, demonstrating the integral connection between strong education and a strong nation:

“If an unfriendly foreign power had attempted to impose on America the mediocre educational performance that exists today, we might well have viewed it as an act of war. As it stands, we have allowed this to happen to ourselves. … We have, in effect, been committing an act of unthinking, unilateral educational disarmament.”

Since 1993, CER has been the leading voice for opportunity and innovation in US education. Its mission is to expand educational opportunities that lead to improved economic outcomes for all Americans — particularly our youth — ensuring that the conditions are ripe for innovation, freedom and flexibility throughout U.S. education.

Allen will be live-tweeting the president’s speech. Follow her @JeanneAllen

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More information about Allen and the leadership at CER can be found here. Contact Christina Mazzanti Director, Communications to schedule an interview with Ms. Allen or CER Board members Christina(at)edreform(dot)com (202) 750-0016

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