Center on Reinventing Public Education
The Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) is an industry-funded research center that also receives funding from corporate and billionaire philanthropists, as well as the U.S. Department of Education. Its director, Paul Hill, is also a member of the Hoover Institution's Koret Task Force.
The Center on Reinventing Public Education lists its focus as "choice and charters; finance and productivity; teachers; urban district reform; leadership; and state and federal reform."
The Center on Reinventing Public Education has released press releases that:
- advocate for a common set of "education reforms" such as standardized testing, measuring "teacher quality," charter schools, school choice, and "accountability for school performance."
- criticize the "last in, first out" policy for teacher layoffs that protect teacher seniority.
- advocate for policy changes "to help charter schools put their autonomy for best use."
- advocate for reductions in teacher pay
Paul Hill, Director and Research Professor, is also a member of the Hoover Institution's Koret Task Forceand a Senior Fellow in the Brookings Institution's Economic Studies Program. He is an advocate for charter schools.
Robin Lake, Associate Director, also the Executive Director of the Center's National Charter School Research Project (NCSRP).
As of March 2011, CRPE lists its funders as:
- The Joyce Foundation
CRPE also lists past funders as:
- Alcoa (grant to Brookings)
- The Ball Foundation
- The Daniels Fund
- The Heinz Endowments
- The Piton Foundation
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Related SourceWatch articles
- One of its funders is the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.
- "Leading Policy Experts Agree on Core Ingredients for Education Reform"Center on Reinventing Public Education, March 22, 2011.
- , Center on Reinventing Public Education, March 7, 2011.
- "Press Release: New report examines promises, pitfalls of charter school autonomy," Center on Reinventing Public Education, February 10, 2011.
- "School finances: Trimming teacher pay could reduce layoffs, larger classes," Center on Reinventing Public Education, July 30, 2009.
- Sarah Lahm, "The Secret Group That Wants to Take Over Your School," The Progressive, May 27, 2015.