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    Center for Education Reform

    Center for Education Reform


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    ...501(c)(3) organization

    ...Donations are tax-deductible


    Washington DC 20004-1030


    Washington DC | IRS ruling year: 1994 | EIN: 52-1847187  


    The mission of the Center for Education Reform (CER) 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.
    Our vision is a country and states that provide increased, quality educational opportunities that secure our nation's freedom and future prosperity.
    We believe all students should be prepared to participate in a 21st-century economy and become effective global citizens.
    To fulfill this mission and vision we have forged an ambitious agenda for expanding opportunity and innovation in US education. The tenets of that path, our New Opportunity Agenda are Freedom, Flexibility, Opportunity and Innovation - and they must apply across the conventional barriers of education, from K through 20, through career, in order that we produce informed citizens who are prepared with 21st century skills for a global world.


    Rating Information


    This charity's score is 82%, earning it a Three-Star rating. If this organization aligns with your passions and values, you can give with confidence.

    This overall score is calculated entirely from a single beacon score: 100% Accountability & Finance. Learn more about our criteria and methodology.

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    The IRS is significantly delayed in processing nonprofits' annual tax filings (Forms 990). As a result, the Accountability & Finance score for Center for Education Reform is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations. Please check with the charity directly for any questions you may have.

    Rating Report

    • Impact & Results
    • Accountability & Finance
    • Culture & Community
    • Leadership & Adaptability
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    Accountability & Finance


    Center for Education Reform has earned a 82% for the Accountability & Finance beacon. See the metrics below for more information.

    This beacon provides an assessment of a charity's financial health (financial efficiency, sustainability, and trustworthiness) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.

    This Accountability & Finance score represents IRS Form 990 data up until FY 2019, which is the most recent Form 990 currently available to us. 

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    Accountability and Transparency
    ...Full Credit
    ...Partial Credit
    ...No Credit
    ...Not Applicable

    Financial Metrics
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    ...Partial Credit
    ...No Credit
    ...Not Applicable
    ...Liabilities to Assets Ratio - 13.10% - 7.5/10 pts
    ...Working Capital Ratio - 0.27 years - 5/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Efficiency - $0.15 - 7.5/10 pts
    ...Administrative Expense Ratio - 10.10% - 10/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Expense Ratio - 12.40% - 7.5/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Ratio - 77.30% - 7.8/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Growth - -3.61% - 1.39/10 pts

    Unscored Information

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