Lance Izumi

Education

Listen to Lance Izumi on National Review’s Radio Free California Podcast

Will talks with education expert Dr. Lance Izumi about his latest book, ‘The Homeschool Boom.’ Begin at 1:12:30.

Blog

For National School Choice Week, The Homeschool Boom Continues

As America celebrates National School Choice Week from January 24th through the 30th, choice is growing, especially homeschooling.  In my new book The Homeschool Boom: Pandemic, Policies, and Possibilities, I detail the phenomenal increase in homeschooling across the country.  Since the book went to print, new federal data has come …

Commentary

Read how changing funding won’t lead to public school reforms

A new proposal to continue high levels of funding for California school districts would, if enacted, remove incentives for the public schools to improve themselves. State Sen. Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge), chair of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee, recently proposed SB 830, which would switch the way public schools are …

Education

Listen to Lance Izumi Radio Interview on the Homeschool Boom in Nebraska and USA

Commentary

Education Expert Reactions Gov. Newsom’s 2022-23 Education Budget

What among the governor’s proposals will most advance students’ recovery from the pandemic and why? The governor proposes to significantly expand early childhood programs and says this spending can provide very young children “the skills and tools needed to succeed in school.” Perhaps it will, but research from other states …

Blog

Trading Places: Students Starting to Shun Conventional Ed for Trade Ed

America’s current labor shortages have highlighted an important truth: we need more people with useable trade skills and less people with nearly worthless woke-laden diplomas and degrees.  Students are beginning to understand this economic reality and are gravitating to schools and colleges that emphasize trade education. A recent article in …

Blog

Yes, Parents Can Homeschool Their Special Needs Children

There are many myths that surround homeschooling, but one of the biggest is that it is too difficult for parents to homeschool their children with special needs.  However, the reality is that many parents homeschool their special needs children because the regular public schools often fail to offer the type …

Charter Schools

Yes, Parents Can Choose Curriculum for their Children – With Success

Terry McAuliffe sank his Virginia gubernatorial bid with his condescension toward parents, typified in his claim that experts, not parents, were the only ones qualified to choose school curricula. “I love Billy and Jack McAuliffe, my parents, but they should not have been picking my math and science book,” McAuliffe …

Book

With Number of Homeschoolers Surpassing Eight Million, New PRI Book Explores The Homeschool Boom

Book examines growing homeschool appeal to minority communities, special needs students, families fleeing conventional schools   Examining the growth of homeschool enrollment in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the nonpartisan Pacific Research Institute today released The Homeschool Boom: Pandemic, Policies, and Possibilities, a new book that profiles families from …

Blog

A Veterans Day Story of Transformation

Recently, I spoke at a local military appreciation ceremony.  My fellow speakers included leaders from each branch of the armed services, and we all touched on the ability of the military to transform people.  In my speech I used the example of my wife’s nephew, Jordan Geary. Jordan grew up …

Education

Listen to Lance Izumi on National Review’s Radio Free California Podcast

Will talks with education expert Dr. Lance Izumi about his latest book, ‘The Homeschool Boom.’ Begin at 1:12:30.

Blog

For National School Choice Week, The Homeschool Boom Continues

As America celebrates National School Choice Week from January 24th through the 30th, choice is growing, especially homeschooling.  In my new book The Homeschool Boom: Pandemic, Policies, and Possibilities, I detail the phenomenal increase in homeschooling across the country.  Since the book went to print, new federal data has come …

Commentary

Read how changing funding won’t lead to public school reforms

A new proposal to continue high levels of funding for California school districts would, if enacted, remove incentives for the public schools to improve themselves. State Sen. Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge), chair of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee, recently proposed SB 830, which would switch the way public schools are …

Education

Listen to Lance Izumi Radio Interview on the Homeschool Boom in Nebraska and USA

Commentary

Education Expert Reactions Gov. Newsom’s 2022-23 Education Budget

What among the governor’s proposals will most advance students’ recovery from the pandemic and why? The governor proposes to significantly expand early childhood programs and says this spending can provide very young children “the skills and tools needed to succeed in school.” Perhaps it will, but research from other states …

Blog

Trading Places: Students Starting to Shun Conventional Ed for Trade Ed

America’s current labor shortages have highlighted an important truth: we need more people with useable trade skills and less people with nearly worthless woke-laden diplomas and degrees.  Students are beginning to understand this economic reality and are gravitating to schools and colleges that emphasize trade education. A recent article in …

Blog

Yes, Parents Can Homeschool Their Special Needs Children

There are many myths that surround homeschooling, but one of the biggest is that it is too difficult for parents to homeschool their children with special needs.  However, the reality is that many parents homeschool their special needs children because the regular public schools often fail to offer the type …

Charter Schools

Yes, Parents Can Choose Curriculum for their Children – With Success

Terry McAuliffe sank his Virginia gubernatorial bid with his condescension toward parents, typified in his claim that experts, not parents, were the only ones qualified to choose school curricula. “I love Billy and Jack McAuliffe, my parents, but they should not have been picking my math and science book,” McAuliffe …

Book

With Number of Homeschoolers Surpassing Eight Million, New PRI Book Explores The Homeschool Boom

Book examines growing homeschool appeal to minority communities, special needs students, families fleeing conventional schools   Examining the growth of homeschool enrollment in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the nonpartisan Pacific Research Institute today released The Homeschool Boom: Pandemic, Policies, and Possibilities, a new book that profiles families from …

Blog

A Veterans Day Story of Transformation

Recently, I spoke at a local military appreciation ceremony.  My fellow speakers included leaders from each branch of the armed services, and we all touched on the ability of the military to transform people.  In my speech I used the example of my wife’s nephew, Jordan Geary. Jordan grew up …

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