Lance Izumi

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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 …

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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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Are Schools Covering Up the School Crime Wave?

The scandal in Loudon County, Virginia, where the school superintendent and school board covered up the rape of a student, has made national headlines. National data indicates that such cover-ups may be occurring more frequently than the public realizes. In the Loudon County case, in June the local superintendent and …

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New Study Busts Myths About Charter Schools

From the teachers’ unions to the Biden administration, the apologists for the regular public schools have used a variety of myths to slam charter schools.  A new study, however, busts these myths and undercuts Biden-supported anti-charter legislation. The University of Arkansas study authored by eminent school-choice expert Professor Patrick Wolf …

Commentary

Real school crime – don’t blame parents

The National School Board Association’s recent letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland warning about “threats of violence and acts of intimidation” by parents distracts from the much larger problem of violence and crime in schools. In its letter, the NSBA does not cite any data to support its push to …

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New K-12 Ethnic Studies Opens the Door to Classroom Politicization

Fresh on the heels of his student vaccination mandate, Governor Gavin Newsom has signed into law a requirement that all California high school students take a course in ethnic studies.  Despite window-dressing language meant to reassure the public that these courses do not promote bias or bigotry, the reality is …

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In California and Across the Country, Parents and Their Kids are Abandoning Public Schools

The COVID-19 pandemic may have been the crack in the dam that allowed parents’ building frustration with the regular public schools to burst forth.  Public school enrollment is nose-diving across the country, with legions of parents everywhere choosing other learning options for their children. The National Alliance for Public Charter …

Commentary

Lance Izumi on KFDA Talks “The Homeschool Boom”

Lance Izumi joins NewsDay Amarillo on KFDA to talk about his new book, The Homeschool Boom. Izumi’s book examines why parents and students are pursuing homeschool options after school closures, Lance Izumi on KFDA Amarillo.

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CAPITAL IDEAS: The Education Landscape: Where We Are and What the Future Holds

DOWNLOAD THE REPORT The following is a speech given by Lance Izumi, senior director of the Center for Education at the Pacific Research Institute, to The Parent Union on August 19, 2021. There is so much going on in education, both in California and nationally, that I thought I would …

Education

Newsday Amarillo Interviews Lance Izumi on Homeschooling

PRI’s Lance Izumi joins Newsday Amarillo in Texas to talk about the rise of homeschooling in education due to COVID-19 and the pandemic.

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 …

Blog

Are Schools Covering Up the School Crime Wave?

The scandal in Loudon County, Virginia, where the school superintendent and school board covered up the rape of a student, has made national headlines. National data indicates that such cover-ups may be occurring more frequently than the public realizes. In the Loudon County case, in June the local superintendent and …

Blog

New Study Busts Myths About Charter Schools

From the teachers’ unions to the Biden administration, the apologists for the regular public schools have used a variety of myths to slam charter schools.  A new study, however, busts these myths and undercuts Biden-supported anti-charter legislation. The University of Arkansas study authored by eminent school-choice expert Professor Patrick Wolf …

Commentary

Real school crime – don’t blame parents

The National School Board Association’s recent letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland warning about “threats of violence and acts of intimidation” by parents distracts from the much larger problem of violence and crime in schools. In its letter, the NSBA does not cite any data to support its push to …

Blog

New K-12 Ethnic Studies Opens the Door to Classroom Politicization

Fresh on the heels of his student vaccination mandate, Governor Gavin Newsom has signed into law a requirement that all California high school students take a course in ethnic studies.  Despite window-dressing language meant to reassure the public that these courses do not promote bias or bigotry, the reality is …

Blog

In California and Across the Country, Parents and Their Kids are Abandoning Public Schools

The COVID-19 pandemic may have been the crack in the dam that allowed parents’ building frustration with the regular public schools to burst forth.  Public school enrollment is nose-diving across the country, with legions of parents everywhere choosing other learning options for their children. The National Alliance for Public Charter …

Commentary

Lance Izumi on KFDA Talks “The Homeschool Boom”

Lance Izumi joins NewsDay Amarillo on KFDA to talk about his new book, The Homeschool Boom. Izumi’s book examines why parents and students are pursuing homeschool options after school closures, Lance Izumi on KFDA Amarillo.

Blog

CAPITAL IDEAS: The Education Landscape: Where We Are and What the Future Holds

DOWNLOAD THE REPORT The following is a speech given by Lance Izumi, senior director of the Center for Education at the Pacific Research Institute, to The Parent Union on August 19, 2021. There is so much going on in education, both in California and nationally, that I thought I would …

Education

Newsday Amarillo Interviews Lance Izumi on Homeschooling

PRI’s Lance Izumi joins Newsday Amarillo in Texas to talk about the rise of homeschooling in education due to COVID-19 and the pandemic.

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