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Nevada Experience Shows Charter and Private Schools Could Lose Out on Covid-19 Funds

On December 3rd, in a live CNN interview with Jake Tapper, president-elect Joe Biden declared his plans to re-open elementary schools nation-wide. After speaking with the leaders of the teacher unions, he determined that sanitization, ventilation, and more teachers (for smaller pods of students) would cost $100 billion nationwide, for …

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LA, Oakland receive “F” for funding disparity between regular public schools and charters

It is well known that regular public schools receive more funding than public charter schools, but a just-released study finds that this gap becomes massive when all sources of revenues are included, and this yawning chasm can be seen especially in Oakland and Los Angeles. The University of Arkansas study, entitled …

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California Globe Highlights PRI Analysis of “Patriotic Education” Initiative

Making the Case for Patriotic Education in American Schools By Katy Grimes, California Globe President Donald Trump signed an executive order recently establishing a 1776 Commission to create a curriculum that teaches “patriotic education” in schools. This is not only necessary because of the lack of Civics taught in schools, but in answer …

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Patriotism and Veterans Day

I was honored to give the Veterans Day address at John Adams Academy charter school.  I focused on the connection between patriotism and military service.  The following is an abridged version of my speech. Dr. Gary Houchens, an education professor at Western Kentucky University, recently wrote a great essay on …

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Big Agenda Facing Presidential Winner

As of this writing, we don’t know who has won the 2020 presidential election.  Whoever wins, America’s next chief executive has many important policy decisions to make in the coming weeks.  Here’s a preview of some of the big issues that the president will have to confront over the next …

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Spreading Successful Patriotic Education Programs

By Lance Izumi and McKenzie Richards President Trump has signed an executive order establishing a national commission to promote patriotic education and to “encourage our educators to teach our children about the miracle of American history.”  When that commission gets down to work, there are numerous examples of successful curricula …

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PRI’s Lance Izumi Featured in Article on DeVos Interview

Lance Izumi, senior director of the Pacific Research Institute’s Center for Education, recently interviewed U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, and covered the importance of expanding school choice opportunities for every student in America, school re-openings following the COVID-19 pandemic, and the President’s education reform agenda. Izumi is the author …

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Norman Gonzales and Carlos Yniguez – How This Year’s State Budget Hurts Thousands of Charter School Students

Norman Gonzales and Carlos Yniguez from John Adams Academy join PRI’s Lance Izumi to discuss a change in this year’s budget that takes away funding for thousands of kids attending charter schools across the state, and how the school is fighting this loss of critical charter school funding in the …

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State lawmakers hurt charter schools, online learning with funding deal

The 2020-21 state budget signed back in June by Gov. Newsom glaringly failed to fund regular public schools and public charter schools with growing enrollments. A purported “fix” to this problem, pushed by the governor and Democratic legislators, turns out to be just more Sacramento smoke and mirrors. The budget …

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During COVID-19 pandemic, blue states defund online charter schools

As the COVID-19 pandemic keeps many regular public schools closed, it should be a no-brainer that states would fund online public charter schools, which specialize in delivering instruction through distance-learning tools. Shockingly, however, some blue states are actually defunding these online charters. In California, the legislature’s Democrat-supermajority passed an education …

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Nevada Experience Shows Charter and Private Schools Could Lose Out on Covid-19 Funds

On December 3rd, in a live CNN interview with Jake Tapper, president-elect Joe Biden declared his plans to re-open elementary schools nation-wide. After speaking with the leaders of the teacher unions, he determined that sanitization, ventilation, and more teachers (for smaller pods of students) would cost $100 billion nationwide, for …

Charter Schools

LA, Oakland receive “F” for funding disparity between regular public schools and charters

It is well known that regular public schools receive more funding than public charter schools, but a just-released study finds that this gap becomes massive when all sources of revenues are included, and this yawning chasm can be seen especially in Oakland and Los Angeles. The University of Arkansas study, entitled …

Charter Schools

California Globe Highlights PRI Analysis of “Patriotic Education” Initiative

Making the Case for Patriotic Education in American Schools By Katy Grimes, California Globe President Donald Trump signed an executive order recently establishing a 1776 Commission to create a curriculum that teaches “patriotic education” in schools. This is not only necessary because of the lack of Civics taught in schools, but in answer …

Blog

Patriotism and Veterans Day

I was honored to give the Veterans Day address at John Adams Academy charter school.  I focused on the connection between patriotism and military service.  The following is an abridged version of my speech. Dr. Gary Houchens, an education professor at Western Kentucky University, recently wrote a great essay on …

Blog

Big Agenda Facing Presidential Winner

As of this writing, we don’t know who has won the 2020 presidential election.  Whoever wins, America’s next chief executive has many important policy decisions to make in the coming weeks.  Here’s a preview of some of the big issues that the president will have to confront over the next …

Blog

Spreading Successful Patriotic Education Programs

By Lance Izumi and McKenzie Richards President Trump has signed an executive order establishing a national commission to promote patriotic education and to “encourage our educators to teach our children about the miracle of American history.”  When that commission gets down to work, there are numerous examples of successful curricula …

Charter Schools

PRI’s Lance Izumi Featured in Article on DeVos Interview

Lance Izumi, senior director of the Pacific Research Institute’s Center for Education, recently interviewed U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, and covered the importance of expanding school choice opportunities for every student in America, school re-openings following the COVID-19 pandemic, and the President’s education reform agenda. Izumi is the author …

Charter Schools

Norman Gonzales and Carlos Yniguez – How This Year’s State Budget Hurts Thousands of Charter School Students

Norman Gonzales and Carlos Yniguez from John Adams Academy join PRI’s Lance Izumi to discuss a change in this year’s budget that takes away funding for thousands of kids attending charter schools across the state, and how the school is fighting this loss of critical charter school funding in the …

Charter Schools

State lawmakers hurt charter schools, online learning with funding deal

The 2020-21 state budget signed back in June by Gov. Newsom glaringly failed to fund regular public schools and public charter schools with growing enrollments. A purported “fix” to this problem, pushed by the governor and Democratic legislators, turns out to be just more Sacramento smoke and mirrors. The budget …

Charter Schools

During COVID-19 pandemic, blue states defund online charter schools

As the COVID-19 pandemic keeps many regular public schools closed, it should be a no-brainer that states would fund online public charter schools, which specialize in delivering instruction through distance-learning tools. Shockingly, however, some blue states are actually defunding these online charters. In California, the legislature’s Democrat-supermajority passed an education …

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