September 28, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC (September 28, 2011) – Derrell Bradford, executive director of New Jersey-based Better Education for Kids, former head of E3 and one of NBC’s “The Grio’s 100 History Makers in the Making,” will join a select group of nationally known education reformers performing at the EdReformies – Rockin’ Reform Revue on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, at the W Washington D.C. Hotel, announced today by the Center for Education Reform (CER).

“Derrell Bradford has brought a refreshing amount of energy to battle for better educational opportunities for children most in need. I have no doubt Derrell will bring the same amount of fire and intensity to his performance as he does going head to head on national news taking on the status quo,” said Jeanne Allen, president of the Center for Education Reform (CER).

Every few years the Center for Education Reform celebrates with a night dedicated to honoring distinguished leaders who have been integral in creating and expanding quality educational opportunities for children. This year, CER has created its own musical ensemble, The Reformers (education reformers with talent) the only rock group solely committed to celebrating education reform.

The Reformers will be paying tribute to eight individuals whose collective accomplishments span almost all states and represent several million new opportunities for children. The 2011 EdReformies will be awarded to John Boehner, Katherine Bradley, Kevin Chavous, John Fisher, Steve Klinsky, John Legend, Eva Moskowitz and Brian Williams.

“These Reformers are putting themselves in the spotlight so that more kids whose needs are greatest can be recognized by a wider group of people,” continued Allen.

Other members of The Reformers include:

Bob Bowdon, Director, “The Cartel” and Founder, Choice Media

Kenneth Campbell, President, Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO)

Jonas Chartock, CEO, Leading Educators

Dawn Chavous, Executive Director, Students First PA

Paul Powell, Founding Principal, Uncommon Schools-Troy Prep

Mickey Revenaugh, Executive Vice President, Connections Learning

Joe Williams, Executive Director, Democrats for Education Reform (DFER)

Caprice Young, CEO & President, EnCorps, Inc.

For more information about the EdReformies – Rockin’ Reform Revue visit


The Center for Education Reform (CER) is the pioneer and leading voice for lasting substantive and structural change in the United States.