Lance Izumi

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The Reality of Common Core in the Classroom

If one asked most people a couple years ago about the Common Core national education standards, the response would have been a blank stare. Now, Common Core is a front-burner political issue because parents are discovering that their children are struggling under the new standards. Common Core is a set …

California

Killing fair play for charter schools

Recently, the enemies of school choice won a significant victory. A small, but very important, amendment to the California Education Code, Assembly Bill 2225 by Assemblyman Travis Allen, R-Huntington Beach, died in the Assembly education committee – voted down by Democrats in a party-line vote. This bill merely said that …

Education

Not as Good as You Think

Why Middle-Class Parents in Illinois Should Be Concerned about Their Local Public Schools — Parents know how important good schools are when deciding where to live. That’s why many are willing to stretch their budgets for a home near a “good” school. But parents should not be convinced by tree-line …

Education

Lance Izumi on Education Reform

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A New Strategy to Improve Math and Science Learning

Governor Jerry Brown’s new budget proposes an additional $10 billion for K-14 education, but he also wants public school districts to increase and improve services for low-income students, foster youth, and other at-risk children. While commendable, there is bill in the State Assembly that seeks to address the needs of …

California

Educational Impact of the Khan Academy and Provides Recommendations for Greater Adoption in California

The Pacific Research Institute, a free-market think tank based in San Francisco, released a new report today highlighting the successes of the Khan Academy, including improved learning and significant cost savings. The report also discusses the bureaucratic obstacles that hold back its expansion in California and makes recommendations for removing …

Education

Next-Gen Education

San Francisco, CA December 12, 2012 – The Pacific Research Institute is pleased to co-sponsor the study “Education Savings Accounts: A Path to Give All Children an Effective Education and Prepare Them for Life” by Jonathan Butcher, Education Director at the Goldwater Institute. Education savings accounts provide an innovative solution …

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Audit Shows State Employee Posted Nearly 5,000 Comments While At Work

from the Sacramento Bee https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=8057830

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Republican Rx: Parental Choice in Education

In the aftermath of Mitt Romney’s defeat, Republicans are scrambling to find a winning electoral formula. While the punditry class advises the GOP to cave in on immigration and social issues, the bigger and better opportunity for Republicans to increase their voter base and divide the Democrats would be to …

California

Prop. 30 hikes taxes without fixing K-12 systemic flaws

As Gov. Jerry Brown scurries around the state to save Proposition 30, his ballot measure to increase state sales and income taxes, voters are expressing skepticism that the tax revenues raised by the initiative will be spent wisely. They have reason to worry because Prop. 30 includes no reform of …

Commentary

The Reality of Common Core in the Classroom

If one asked most people a couple years ago about the Common Core national education standards, the response would have been a blank stare. Now, Common Core is a front-burner political issue because parents are discovering that their children are struggling under the new standards. Common Core is a set …

California

Killing fair play for charter schools

Recently, the enemies of school choice won a significant victory. A small, but very important, amendment to the California Education Code, Assembly Bill 2225 by Assemblyman Travis Allen, R-Huntington Beach, died in the Assembly education committee – voted down by Democrats in a party-line vote. This bill merely said that …

Education

Not as Good as You Think

Why Middle-Class Parents in Illinois Should Be Concerned about Their Local Public Schools — Parents know how important good schools are when deciding where to live. That’s why many are willing to stretch their budgets for a home near a “good” school. But parents should not be convinced by tree-line …

Education

Lance Izumi on Education Reform

Commentary

A New Strategy to Improve Math and Science Learning

Governor Jerry Brown’s new budget proposes an additional $10 billion for K-14 education, but he also wants public school districts to increase and improve services for low-income students, foster youth, and other at-risk children. While commendable, there is bill in the State Assembly that seeks to address the needs of …

California

Educational Impact of the Khan Academy and Provides Recommendations for Greater Adoption in California

The Pacific Research Institute, a free-market think tank based in San Francisco, released a new report today highlighting the successes of the Khan Academy, including improved learning and significant cost savings. The report also discusses the bureaucratic obstacles that hold back its expansion in California and makes recommendations for removing …

Education

Next-Gen Education

San Francisco, CA December 12, 2012 – The Pacific Research Institute is pleased to co-sponsor the study “Education Savings Accounts: A Path to Give All Children an Effective Education and Prepare Them for Life” by Jonathan Butcher, Education Director at the Goldwater Institute. Education savings accounts provide an innovative solution …

Commentary

Audit Shows State Employee Posted Nearly 5,000 Comments While At Work

from the Sacramento Bee https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=8057830

Commentary

Republican Rx: Parental Choice in Education

In the aftermath of Mitt Romney’s defeat, Republicans are scrambling to find a winning electoral formula. While the punditry class advises the GOP to cave in on immigration and social issues, the bigger and better opportunity for Republicans to increase their voter base and divide the Democrats would be to …

California

Prop. 30 hikes taxes without fixing K-12 systemic flaws

As Gov. Jerry Brown scurries around the state to save Proposition 30, his ballot measure to increase state sales and income taxes, voters are expressing skepticism that the tax revenues raised by the initiative will be spent wisely. They have reason to worry because Prop. 30 includes no reform of …

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