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Jeanne Allen

Founder & CEO, The Center for Education Reform

Jeanne Allen is the pioneering visionary at the forefront of school choice success stories through the nation. Jeanne founded the Center for Education Reform (CER) in 1993 and remains its CEO. She is absolutely unyielding in her mission to revolutionize education, and speaks with a resonant voice on behalf of every child, regardless of their zip code. Jeanne sees innovation as the foundation of all education reform. Jeanne served at the Department of Education during the Reagan administration and later served at the Heritage Foundation, where she developed the organization's education policy program and also launched Town Hall, one of the earliest online social networks. She is an acclaimed author, media staple, and education thought leader who accelerates opportunities for the underserved. Jeanne has been a trusted advisor to presidents, governors, and lawmakers, and continues to provide valuable counsel to policymakers, philanthropists, and her colleagues in education.