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EdChoice Interviews Lance Izumi on School Choice, Education

The EdChoice “Big Ideas” podcast interviewed Lance Izumi, senior director for the Center for Education at Pacific Research Institute, about his recent book A Kite in the Hurricane No More. Lance talks about Mia Giordano, a co-author and focus of the book, which chronicles Mia’s experiences trying to navigate school with …

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New Analysis: Social Justice Math in San Francisco Hurt Kids’ Performance

In the controversy over the proposed “woke” California math curriculum framework, which has thankfully been shelved for at least the time being, proponents often pointed to San Francisco as an example where a similar math program supposedly improved student achievement.  New research, however, shows just the opposite—woke math hurt student …

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New Research Shows Covid Impact on Student Learning Loss and Mental Health

With uncertainty over the impact of the COVID-19 Delta variant on the start of the upcoming school year, new research shows the extent of learning loss and mental health problems experienced by students during the pandemic-caused school closures.  Not coincidentally, state and federal data also show that parents are increasingly …

Commentary

Biden Get a “D” on End-of-Semester Education Report Card

The 2020-21 school year has ended with failures across the education landscape. In the face of this education catastrophe, President Joe Biden earns a disappointing “D” on his end-of-semester report card. From still-not-fully-reopened schools to inadequate school-district distance learning efforts to huge student learning losses to rampant mental health problems …

Education

KFDA Amarillo Talks to Lance Izumi About Biden Education Policies

Watch PRI’s senior director of the Center for Education Lance Izumi talk to News Channel 10 Amarillo’s “The Chat” about Biden’s educational policies in 2021. Izumi grades the federal response to education with the loosening of the pandemic, the role public schools and unions have played in school reopening, and …

Commentary

SCOTUS move on Harvard Asian bias case a hopeful sign

For those supporting colorblind policies that embody the 1964 Civil Rights Act’s directive against race-based discrimination, the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision to keep open the possibility of hearing the Harvard anti-Asian discrimination case is hopeful news. The Harvard case involves the university’s admissions process that allegedly discriminated against Asian-American …

Commentary

Parents Should Be Aware of Newsom’s Universal Pre-K Proposal

Like a baby going goo-goo, Governor Gavin Newsom is gaga for state-funded preschool and has proposed a massive pre-K program in his recent revised budget.  The evidence, however, shows that universal preschool will not improve student achievement and will negatively impact the children that Newsom claims to want to help. …

Charter Schools

CTA and Democratic allies move to torpedo charter schools

While many California school districts have floundered during the COVID-19 pandemic, Democrats in the California Legislature are taking aim again at charter schools, which are among the few remaining school-choice options available for parents dissatisfied with the regular public schools. AB 1316, authored by Assembly education committee chair Patrick O’Donnell, …

Education

Lance Izumi joins “The Chat” to talk education, school re-opening

PRI’s Lance Izumi, Senior Director of the Center for Education, joined “The Chat” on KFDA in Amarillo, Texas to talk about the changing face of education in California. Izumi discusses techniques to discuss education with their kids, the impact of different of COVID-19 on learning, and how children transition from …

Blog

Newsom’s Savings Account for Students Needs to Be at the Front End, Not at the Back

In his recently released revised budget, Governor Gavin Newsom put forward a group of proposals to “Re-Imagine California’s Public Schools.”  Sadly, most of these proposals will do little to raise student achievement in a public school system that was failing to do so even before the COVID-19 pandemic. Perhaps the …

Education

EdChoice Interviews Lance Izumi on School Choice, Education

The EdChoice “Big Ideas” podcast interviewed Lance Izumi, senior director for the Center for Education at Pacific Research Institute, about his recent book A Kite in the Hurricane No More. Lance talks about Mia Giordano, a co-author and focus of the book, which chronicles Mia’s experiences trying to navigate school with …

Blog

New Analysis: Social Justice Math in San Francisco Hurt Kids’ Performance

In the controversy over the proposed “woke” California math curriculum framework, which has thankfully been shelved for at least the time being, proponents often pointed to San Francisco as an example where a similar math program supposedly improved student achievement.  New research, however, shows just the opposite—woke math hurt student …

Blog

New Research Shows Covid Impact on Student Learning Loss and Mental Health

With uncertainty over the impact of the COVID-19 Delta variant on the start of the upcoming school year, new research shows the extent of learning loss and mental health problems experienced by students during the pandemic-caused school closures.  Not coincidentally, state and federal data also show that parents are increasingly …

Commentary

Biden Get a “D” on End-of-Semester Education Report Card

The 2020-21 school year has ended with failures across the education landscape. In the face of this education catastrophe, President Joe Biden earns a disappointing “D” on his end-of-semester report card. From still-not-fully-reopened schools to inadequate school-district distance learning efforts to huge student learning losses to rampant mental health problems …

Education

KFDA Amarillo Talks to Lance Izumi About Biden Education Policies

Watch PRI’s senior director of the Center for Education Lance Izumi talk to News Channel 10 Amarillo’s “The Chat” about Biden’s educational policies in 2021. Izumi grades the federal response to education with the loosening of the pandemic, the role public schools and unions have played in school reopening, and …

Commentary

SCOTUS move on Harvard Asian bias case a hopeful sign

For those supporting colorblind policies that embody the 1964 Civil Rights Act’s directive against race-based discrimination, the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision to keep open the possibility of hearing the Harvard anti-Asian discrimination case is hopeful news. The Harvard case involves the university’s admissions process that allegedly discriminated against Asian-American …

Commentary

Parents Should Be Aware of Newsom’s Universal Pre-K Proposal

Like a baby going goo-goo, Governor Gavin Newsom is gaga for state-funded preschool and has proposed a massive pre-K program in his recent revised budget.  The evidence, however, shows that universal preschool will not improve student achievement and will negatively impact the children that Newsom claims to want to help. …

Charter Schools

CTA and Democratic allies move to torpedo charter schools

While many California school districts have floundered during the COVID-19 pandemic, Democrats in the California Legislature are taking aim again at charter schools, which are among the few remaining school-choice options available for parents dissatisfied with the regular public schools. AB 1316, authored by Assembly education committee chair Patrick O’Donnell, …

Education

Lance Izumi joins “The Chat” to talk education, school re-opening

PRI’s Lance Izumi, Senior Director of the Center for Education, joined “The Chat” on KFDA in Amarillo, Texas to talk about the changing face of education in California. Izumi discusses techniques to discuss education with their kids, the impact of different of COVID-19 on learning, and how children transition from …

Blog

Newsom’s Savings Account for Students Needs to Be at the Front End, Not at the Back

In his recently released revised budget, Governor Gavin Newsom put forward a group of proposals to “Re-Imagine California’s Public Schools.”  Sadly, most of these proposals will do little to raise student achievement in a public school system that was failing to do so even before the COVID-19 pandemic. Perhaps the …

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