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KGO NewsTalk Radio interview with Lance Izumi: English Immersion vs Bilingual Education in California

Ron Owens Show, KGO NewsTalk Radio 810 AM, August 4, 2008 Lance Izumi, Senior Fellow in California Studies and Education for Pacific Research Institute discusses immersion versus bilingual teaching for non-English speaking students. This interview occurred at 10:00 AM on the Ron Owens show.
Business & Economics

Impact – July 2008

PRI Ideas in Action – July 2008 Policy Update and Monthly Impact Report PRI continues to impact public policy in California, the nation, and abroad. Click below to view PRI’s recent contributions.
Commentary

Self-inflicted budget wounds

For one, state has billions in land it won’t sell Even on the Legislature and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s tax-and-spend, expansive terms, the state need not be facing a $15 billion budget deficit. Because state government hoards hundreds of billions of dollars in real estate, it has missed a grand opportunity ...
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High cost of good intentions

Gov. Rod Blagojevich announced recently that he wants to give autistic children the most comprehensive health insurance coverage in the nation. If the legislature agrees to changes he wrote into a bill, state law will require companies that sell health insurance in Illinois to pay up to $36,000 a year ...
California

Healthy San Francisco

California Catholic Daily, July 23, 2008 Two Catholic hospitals join program to give “free” medical care to city’s 73,000 uninsured Three private hospitals in San Francisco – two of them Catholic – this month agreed to participate in the city’s ambitious plan to provide health care, free of charge or ...
Commentary

Remedial education costs billions

The poor performance of California’s public schools costs Californians up to $14 billion in remedial education programs, rivaling the state’s current budget deficit of $15 billion. “The High Price of Failure in California: How Inadequate Education Costs Schools, Students, and Society,” released Tuesday by the Pacific Research Institute, calculates the ...
Business & Economics

The Diplomatic Courier Announces Significant New Global Partners and New Advisory Board Member

Washington, DC – Today, the Diplomatic Courier is pleased to announce a significant expansion of its editorial base through partnerships with the Prague-based news organization Newstin (Czech Republic), the Zurich-based International Relations and Security Network (Switzerland), and the California-based Pacific Research Institute (United States). ‘The addition of these new partners ...
Business & Economics

Finding a Fix for New Jersey’s Climate Woes

New Jersey Lawsuit Reform Alliance, July 22, 2008 PRI’s Director of Business and Economic Studies, Lawrence J. McQuillan, Ph.D., talks about the U.S. Index of Tort Liability and New Jersey’s poor ranking at this event sponsored by the New Jersey Lawsuit Reform Alliance.
California

California high school dropout rate recalculated

California’s high school dropout rate has been recalculated and the results are surprising. For several years, California’s Department of Education has been reporting a high school dropout rate ranging between three and 13 percent. However, Lance Izumi of the Pacific Research Institute says the rate has been recalculated and found ...
Commentary

Remedial Education Costs Californians from $4 Billion to $14 Billion Annually According to PRI Report

San Francisco – The poor performance of California’s public schools costs Californians up to $14 billion in remedial education programs, rivaling the state’s current budget deficit of $17 billion. The High Price of Failure in California: How Inadequate Education Costs Schools, Students, and Society, released today by the Pacific Research ...
Commentary

KGO NewsTalk Radio interview with Lance Izumi: English Immersion vs Bilingual Education in California

Ron Owens Show, KGO NewsTalk Radio 810 AM, August 4, 2008 Lance Izumi, Senior Fellow in California Studies and Education for Pacific Research Institute discusses immersion versus bilingual teaching for non-English speaking students. This interview occurred at 10:00 AM on the Ron Owens show.
Business & Economics

Impact – July 2008

PRI Ideas in Action – July 2008 Policy Update and Monthly Impact Report PRI continues to impact public policy in California, the nation, and abroad. Click below to view PRI’s recent contributions.
Commentary

Self-inflicted budget wounds

For one, state has billions in land it won’t sell Even on the Legislature and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s tax-and-spend, expansive terms, the state need not be facing a $15 billion budget deficit. Because state government hoards hundreds of billions of dollars in real estate, it has missed a grand opportunity ...
Commentary

High cost of good intentions

Gov. Rod Blagojevich announced recently that he wants to give autistic children the most comprehensive health insurance coverage in the nation. If the legislature agrees to changes he wrote into a bill, state law will require companies that sell health insurance in Illinois to pay up to $36,000 a year ...
California

Healthy San Francisco

California Catholic Daily, July 23, 2008 Two Catholic hospitals join program to give “free” medical care to city’s 73,000 uninsured Three private hospitals in San Francisco – two of them Catholic – this month agreed to participate in the city’s ambitious plan to provide health care, free of charge or ...
Commentary

Remedial education costs billions

The poor performance of California’s public schools costs Californians up to $14 billion in remedial education programs, rivaling the state’s current budget deficit of $15 billion. “The High Price of Failure in California: How Inadequate Education Costs Schools, Students, and Society,” released Tuesday by the Pacific Research Institute, calculates the ...
Business & Economics

The Diplomatic Courier Announces Significant New Global Partners and New Advisory Board Member

Washington, DC – Today, the Diplomatic Courier is pleased to announce a significant expansion of its editorial base through partnerships with the Prague-based news organization Newstin (Czech Republic), the Zurich-based International Relations and Security Network (Switzerland), and the California-based Pacific Research Institute (United States). ‘The addition of these new partners ...
Business & Economics

Finding a Fix for New Jersey’s Climate Woes

New Jersey Lawsuit Reform Alliance, July 22, 2008 PRI’s Director of Business and Economic Studies, Lawrence J. McQuillan, Ph.D., talks about the U.S. Index of Tort Liability and New Jersey’s poor ranking at this event sponsored by the New Jersey Lawsuit Reform Alliance.
California

California high school dropout rate recalculated

California’s high school dropout rate has been recalculated and the results are surprising. For several years, California’s Department of Education has been reporting a high school dropout rate ranging between three and 13 percent. However, Lance Izumi of the Pacific Research Institute says the rate has been recalculated and found ...
Commentary

Remedial Education Costs Californians from $4 Billion to $14 Billion Annually According to PRI Report

San Francisco – The poor performance of California’s public schools costs Californians up to $14 billion in remedial education programs, rivaling the state’s current budget deficit of $17 billion. The High Price of Failure in California: How Inadequate Education Costs Schools, Students, and Society, released today by the Pacific Research ...
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