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How parental choice can help save our urban areas

The following is an address delivered by Lance Izumi at the recent 2023 Pacific Research Institute Sacramento Conference at the Sutter Club. California’s urban areas are in decline, but empirical evidence shows that one possible solution holds out hope for the state’s distressed cities – expanding parental choice in education. ...
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Florida Governor Introduces Teacher “Bill of Rights.” California should take notes.

It’s no secret that teachers’ unions are among the nation’s most powerful unions. Many elected officials stand down rather than pick a fight with them . But not Florida’s governor, Ron DeSantis. Governor DeSantis released his “Teacher’s Bill of Rights” on January 23 which, if enacted, will: Require school unions ...
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Ultimate Solution to CRT: Parental Choice

ULTIMATE SOLUTION TO CRT: PARENTAL CHOICE By Lance Izumi January 25, 2023 In the new Pacific Research Institute book The Great Parent Revolt: How Parents and Grassroots Leaders are Fighting Critical Race Theory in America’s Schools, which I co-authored with Wenyuan Wu and McKenzie Richards, we tell the stories of ...
Classroom Ideology

Parents revolted against critical race theory. Here’s how they won

The recent action by a California school board to ban the use of critical race theory in instruction highlights the uprising of parents over political indoctrination in the classroom. As in many school districts, a pro-parent slate of candidates recently won a majority on the school board in Temecula in ...
Classroom Ideology

Lance Izumi – The Great Parent Revolt

Our guest this week is PRI Senior Director of Education Lance Izumi, who along with co-authors Wenyuan Wu and McKenzie Richards, launched PRI’s latest book The Great Parent Revolt: How Parents and Grassroots Leaders Are Fighting Critical Race Theory in America’s Schools.
Classroom Ideology

Watch PRI’s Lance Izumi Discuss The Great Parent Revolt on Fox and Friends

Watch Lance Izumi, senior director of PRI’s Center for Education, discuss his new book The Great Parent Revolt on “Fox and Friends” on Fox News Channel.  Asra Nomani, one of the parents profiled in the book, joins Lance in the interview.
Classroom Ideology

The Critical Race Theory debate is turning parents into unlikely activists

Critical Race Theory (CRT) is among the most divisive doctrines to ever threaten America’s schoolchildren, and it has sparked an unprecedented grassroots uprising of parents whose stories of ideological resistance have been detailed in our new book The Great Parent Revolt. A multidisciplinary education philosophy that places race at the center ...
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New PRI Book Explores The Great Parent Revolt Against Classroom Indoctrination

SACRAMENTO – Exploring the instruction of critical race theory in public schools – which has been popularized through controversial curriculum such as the 1619 Project – the nonpartisan Pacific Research Institute today released The Great Parent Revolt, a new book that profiles ordinary people who have taken on the extraordinary ...
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Watch: Charter Schools Can Improve Urban Learning Options

Watch as Steven Greenhut of PRI’s Free Cities Center talks with Natomas Charter School Executive Director Dr. Joe Wood and tours the innovative campus that is changing lives in a diverse Sacramento community.
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COVID-19 Gave a Boost to Urban Homeschooling

COVID-19 gave a boost to urban homeschooling BY LANCE IZUMI Students in urban traditional public schools have struggled for years, but recent state and national test-score results show that student performance fell even more in the wake of the COVID pandemic, which is why so many urban parents have decided ...
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How parental choice can help save our urban areas

The following is an address delivered by Lance Izumi at the recent 2023 Pacific Research Institute Sacramento Conference at the Sutter Club. California’s urban areas are in decline, but empirical evidence shows that one possible solution holds out hope for the state’s distressed cities – expanding parental choice in education. ...
Blog

Florida Governor Introduces Teacher “Bill of Rights.” California should take notes.

It’s no secret that teachers’ unions are among the nation’s most powerful unions. Many elected officials stand down rather than pick a fight with them . But not Florida’s governor, Ron DeSantis. Governor DeSantis released his “Teacher’s Bill of Rights” on January 23 which, if enacted, will: Require school unions ...
Blog

Ultimate Solution to CRT: Parental Choice

ULTIMATE SOLUTION TO CRT: PARENTAL CHOICE By Lance Izumi January 25, 2023 In the new Pacific Research Institute book The Great Parent Revolt: How Parents and Grassroots Leaders are Fighting Critical Race Theory in America’s Schools, which I co-authored with Wenyuan Wu and McKenzie Richards, we tell the stories of ...
Classroom Ideology

Parents revolted against critical race theory. Here’s how they won

The recent action by a California school board to ban the use of critical race theory in instruction highlights the uprising of parents over political indoctrination in the classroom. As in many school districts, a pro-parent slate of candidates recently won a majority on the school board in Temecula in ...
Classroom Ideology

Lance Izumi – The Great Parent Revolt

Our guest this week is PRI Senior Director of Education Lance Izumi, who along with co-authors Wenyuan Wu and McKenzie Richards, launched PRI’s latest book The Great Parent Revolt: How Parents and Grassroots Leaders Are Fighting Critical Race Theory in America’s Schools.
Classroom Ideology

Watch PRI’s Lance Izumi Discuss The Great Parent Revolt on Fox and Friends

Watch Lance Izumi, senior director of PRI’s Center for Education, discuss his new book The Great Parent Revolt on “Fox and Friends” on Fox News Channel.  Asra Nomani, one of the parents profiled in the book, joins Lance in the interview.
Classroom Ideology

The Critical Race Theory debate is turning parents into unlikely activists

Critical Race Theory (CRT) is among the most divisive doctrines to ever threaten America’s schoolchildren, and it has sparked an unprecedented grassroots uprising of parents whose stories of ideological resistance have been detailed in our new book The Great Parent Revolt. A multidisciplinary education philosophy that places race at the center ...
Book

New PRI Book Explores The Great Parent Revolt Against Classroom Indoctrination

SACRAMENTO – Exploring the instruction of critical race theory in public schools – which has been popularized through controversial curriculum such as the 1619 Project – the nonpartisan Pacific Research Institute today released The Great Parent Revolt, a new book that profiles ordinary people who have taken on the extraordinary ...
Charter School

Watch: Charter Schools Can Improve Urban Learning Options

Watch as Steven Greenhut of PRI’s Free Cities Center talks with Natomas Charter School Executive Director Dr. Joe Wood and tours the innovative campus that is changing lives in a diverse Sacramento community.
Education

COVID-19 Gave a Boost to Urban Homeschooling

COVID-19 gave a boost to urban homeschooling BY LANCE IZUMI Students in urban traditional public schools have struggled for years, but recent state and national test-score results show that student performance fell even more in the wake of the COVID pandemic, which is why so many urban parents have decided ...
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