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California

The Threats to Charter Schools – PRI Sacramento Policy Conference

Despite the success of charter schools, they have come under attack on multiple fronts.  State lawmakers have enacted state laws that handicap the establishment of charter schools and their operation.  Additionally, charter school opponents have used the Covid-19 pandemic to exacerbate funding disparities between charter schools and traditional public schools.  …

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KFDA in Texas Interviews Lance Izumi on Charter Schools, School Reopening

Lance Izumi joins KFDA in Amarillo, TX on “The Chat” to discuss school re-openings, charter schools, and online learning.

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Teacher’s Unions Don’t Speak for Minority Parents on Reopening Schools

In the wake of the deal between Governor Gavin Newsom and legislators to incentivize reopening public schools, teachers unions argue that reopening will hurt minority communities.  However, many parents in those communities have strongly called for schools to reopen. The agreement between Newsom and the legislators does not require public …

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Why African-American Parents Are Seeking Greater School Choice

With the close of Black History Month, it is the perfect time to examine how the public school system has often poorly served African-American children and why a large proportion of African-American parents support school choice. Data shows that the regular public schools are failing to meet the education needs …

California

Sacramento Conference: Education Panel

This panel discusses the new and emerging threats facing charter schools in California and nationally, and what parents and advocates can do to preserve school choice options for every student.  

Charter Schools

Under Biden Administration, Charter Schools Face Threats at Multiple Levels

As the Biden administration gets into gear, many parents worry about possible new anti-charter-school policies coming out of Washington.  Such policies would add to recent anti-charter actions by state and local governments that have curtailed educational choice at exactly the time when children need more learning options. In his campaign, …

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Lance Izumi Talks Charter Schools on EdNext “Education Exchange” Podcast

PRI Senior Director of the Center for Education Lance Izumi joins “The Education Exchange” podcast to discuss Izumi’s latest brief about charter schools, “”New Obstacles Hinder Students Trapped in Failing Schools from Escaping to Charter Schools.” Izumi also talks about the latest actions by the California State Legislature to limit …

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Lance Izumi Featured in EdSource, “California Voices: budget reactions 2021-22”

EdSource asked leaders representing all segments of California’s education system to comment on Gov. Newsom’s 2021-22 budget proposal. This year, we’ve presented their responses in reverse alphabetical order, which seemed apt for these topsy-turvey times. . . . What stands out in the governor’s proposed budget for education? There is …

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NEW BRIEF: New Obstacles Hinder Students Trapped in Failing Schools From Escaping to Charter Schools

Political interests, teachers unions and legislators are thwarting new and existing charter schools, and parents and students must use every available tool to fight back, argues a new research brief released today by the Pacific Research Institute, a California-based, nonpartisan think tank. Click here to download the brief “Research shows …

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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 …

California

The Threats to Charter Schools – PRI Sacramento Policy Conference

Despite the success of charter schools, they have come under attack on multiple fronts.  State lawmakers have enacted state laws that handicap the establishment of charter schools and their operation.  Additionally, charter school opponents have used the Covid-19 pandemic to exacerbate funding disparities between charter schools and traditional public schools.  …

Charter Schools

KFDA in Texas Interviews Lance Izumi on Charter Schools, School Reopening

Lance Izumi joins KFDA in Amarillo, TX on “The Chat” to discuss school re-openings, charter schools, and online learning.

Blackouts

Teacher’s Unions Don’t Speak for Minority Parents on Reopening Schools

In the wake of the deal between Governor Gavin Newsom and legislators to incentivize reopening public schools, teachers unions argue that reopening will hurt minority communities.  However, many parents in those communities have strongly called for schools to reopen. The agreement between Newsom and the legislators does not require public …

Charter Schools

Why African-American Parents Are Seeking Greater School Choice

With the close of Black History Month, it is the perfect time to examine how the public school system has often poorly served African-American children and why a large proportion of African-American parents support school choice. Data shows that the regular public schools are failing to meet the education needs …

California

Sacramento Conference: Education Panel

This panel discusses the new and emerging threats facing charter schools in California and nationally, and what parents and advocates can do to preserve school choice options for every student.  

Charter Schools

Under Biden Administration, Charter Schools Face Threats at Multiple Levels

As the Biden administration gets into gear, many parents worry about possible new anti-charter-school policies coming out of Washington.  Such policies would add to recent anti-charter actions by state and local governments that have curtailed educational choice at exactly the time when children need more learning options. In his campaign, …

Charter Schools

Lance Izumi Talks Charter Schools on EdNext “Education Exchange” Podcast

PRI Senior Director of the Center for Education Lance Izumi joins “The Education Exchange” podcast to discuss Izumi’s latest brief about charter schools, “”New Obstacles Hinder Students Trapped in Failing Schools from Escaping to Charter Schools.” Izumi also talks about the latest actions by the California State Legislature to limit …

Charter Schools

Lance Izumi Featured in EdSource, “California Voices: budget reactions 2021-22”

EdSource asked leaders representing all segments of California’s education system to comment on Gov. Newsom’s 2021-22 budget proposal. This year, we’ve presented their responses in reverse alphabetical order, which seemed apt for these topsy-turvey times. . . . What stands out in the governor’s proposed budget for education? There is …

Charter Schools

NEW BRIEF: New Obstacles Hinder Students Trapped in Failing Schools From Escaping to Charter Schools

Political interests, teachers unions and legislators are thwarting new and existing charter schools, and parents and students must use every available tool to fight back, argues a new research brief released today by the Pacific Research Institute, a California-based, nonpartisan think tank. Click here to download the brief “Research shows …

Blog

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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