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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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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 …

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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 …

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Lance Izumi Quoted in New York Post on Education, Newsom Recall

6,163,001 reasons for California voters to recall Gavin Newsom on Tuesday By Deroy Murdock There are 6,163,001 reasons for California voters to recall Gavin Newsom on Tuesday. That’s the number of K-12 students who largely are ill-served by the Golden State’s Democratic governor. California once boasted America’s finest government classrooms. …

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Lance Izumi Interviewed on Controversial Bill Targeting Charter Schools

Board of Education Opposes Bill That Takes Aim at Charter Schools By Jack Bradley The Orange County Board of Education passed a resolution June 2 to oppose a bill that it claims would harm charter schools. Introduced by California Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach), AB 1316 will move through the State Assembly in June. The …

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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, …

Charter Schools

EdChoice “Big Ideas” Podcast Interviews Lance Izumi on School Choice

Lance Izumi joined the EdChoice Chats “Big Ideas” podcast to talk about one of his recent books, “Choosing Diversity: How Charter Schools Promote Diverse Learning Models and Meet the Diverse Needs of Parents and Children.” Lance also explains common misunderstandings about charter schools, breaks down the different types of charter …

Charter Schools

NorCal Record Interviews Lance Izumi on Slow School Re-openings

Many California schools slow to reopen despite financial incentives, medical data supporting return to classrooms By Sarah Downey | Apr 12, 2021 With the end of the school year roughly two months away, questions persist about how many schools will be returning to in-person instruction absent a specific mandate to …

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Public Schools Slowly Move to Reopen While Charter and Private Schools Have Stayed Open

As California public schools drag their feet toward five-day-a-week in-person instruction for all children, I point out in my new Pacific Research Institute report “Road to Reopening” that schools in other parts of the country have remained open and have done so without spikes of COVID-19. A January 2021 CDC …

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

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 …

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 …

Charter Schools

Lance Izumi Quoted in New York Post on Education, Newsom Recall

6,163,001 reasons for California voters to recall Gavin Newsom on Tuesday By Deroy Murdock There are 6,163,001 reasons for California voters to recall Gavin Newsom on Tuesday. That’s the number of K-12 students who largely are ill-served by the Golden State’s Democratic governor. California once boasted America’s finest government classrooms. …

Charter Schools

Lance Izumi Interviewed on Controversial Bill Targeting Charter Schools

Board of Education Opposes Bill That Takes Aim at Charter Schools By Jack Bradley The Orange County Board of Education passed a resolution June 2 to oppose a bill that it claims would harm charter schools. Introduced by California Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach), AB 1316 will move through the State Assembly in June. The …

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, …

Charter Schools

EdChoice “Big Ideas” Podcast Interviews Lance Izumi on School Choice

Lance Izumi joined the EdChoice Chats “Big Ideas” podcast to talk about one of his recent books, “Choosing Diversity: How Charter Schools Promote Diverse Learning Models and Meet the Diverse Needs of Parents and Children.” Lance also explains common misunderstandings about charter schools, breaks down the different types of charter …

Charter Schools

NorCal Record Interviews Lance Izumi on Slow School Re-openings

Many California schools slow to reopen despite financial incentives, medical data supporting return to classrooms By Sarah Downey | Apr 12, 2021 With the end of the school year roughly two months away, questions persist about how many schools will be returning to in-person instruction absent a specific mandate to …

Blog

Public Schools Slowly Move to Reopen While Charter and Private Schools Have Stayed Open

As California public schools drag their feet toward five-day-a-week in-person instruction for all children, I point out in my new Pacific Research Institute report “Road to Reopening” that schools in other parts of the country have remained open and have done so without spikes of COVID-19. A January 2021 CDC …

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