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Education

Watch: A Conversation with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos

Watch Lance Izumi, senior director of PRI’s Center for Education, in conversation with U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. They discuss the importance of expanding school choice opportunities for every American student, school reopenings following the COVID-19 pandemic, and the President’s education reform agenda.

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Prop 16 – No Truth in Advertising

One of the most disturbing political ads airing across the state this election season is a television ad urging a “yes” vote on Prop. 16, the ballot initiative that asks voters to overturn Prop. 209, the landmark California law that ended racial preferences in university admissions, government employment and contracting. …

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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What We’re Watching – September 18

Tim Anaya – Making the Entire Health Care System More Affordable In the final episode in PRI’s “Escape the Drug Pricing Maze” series, the Professor and Pete visit the City of Free Enterprise and learn that reforms to make the entire health care system more affordable are critical to making …

Charter Schools

With Teacher Unions Blocking Reopening, Parents Seek Alternative Schools

Across the country, teacher unions are demanding that school reopenings be postponed and many state and local officials are acquiescing to those demands, which is fueling greater interest among parents in school-choice alternatives. In Florida, the state teachers union has sued to block school reopenings scheduled for the end of August. In …

Energy Costs

Impact Magazine – Summer 2020

DOWNLOAD THE PDF .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom:56.25%; height:0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%;} Letter from the President These are stressful times for our nation. Americans have faced shelter-in-place orders that lasted weeks. …

California

Racial preferences or school choice? How to improve education for non-white students

One of the most important questions in America today is how to improve the quality of education for underrepresented minorities so that they can succeed in life. Two huge political earthquakes offer two vastly different answers: racial preferences and school choice. In the first earthquake, the California Legislature voted to …

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Budget Trailer Bills Prove Once Again the “Devil is in the Details”

On Monday, Gov. Newsom announced via press release that he had signed the 2020-21 state budget. Naturally, much of the budget press coverage typically focuses on the debate between the Governor and the Legislature and the total state spending picture.  Often overlooked are the budget “trailer bills” – the policy …

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What We’re Watching – June 12

Tim Anaya – PRI Webinar on Data Privacy During COVID-19 Crisis In case you missed it yesterday, check our PRI’s webinar featuring an all-star panel discussing cybersecurity, data privacy, and regulation during the COVID-19 crisis. Evan Harris – American D-Day Paratroopers Recreate Normandy Jump 75 Years Later Last weekend was …

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What a Difference a State Makes: The Future of Charter Schools in California vs. Arizona

While Governor Gavin Newsom and the Democrat-supermajority in the Legislature effectively eliminated most charter-school expansion in California, the charter school landscape is much different in neighboring Arizona. When Governor Newsom signed the anti-charter-school-expansion bill into law last year, his office said that new charter schools will likely not open in …

Education

Watch: A Conversation with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos

Watch Lance Izumi, senior director of PRI’s Center for Education, in conversation with U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. They discuss the importance of expanding school choice opportunities for every American student, school reopenings following the COVID-19 pandemic, and the President’s education reform agenda.

Blog

Prop 16 – No Truth in Advertising

One of the most disturbing political ads airing across the state this election season is a television ad urging a “yes” vote on Prop. 16, the ballot initiative that asks voters to overturn Prop. 209, the landmark California law that ended racial preferences in university admissions, government employment and contracting. …

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 …

Blog

What We’re Watching – September 18

Tim Anaya – Making the Entire Health Care System More Affordable In the final episode in PRI’s “Escape the Drug Pricing Maze” series, the Professor and Pete visit the City of Free Enterprise and learn that reforms to make the entire health care system more affordable are critical to making …

Charter Schools

With Teacher Unions Blocking Reopening, Parents Seek Alternative Schools

Across the country, teacher unions are demanding that school reopenings be postponed and many state and local officials are acquiescing to those demands, which is fueling greater interest among parents in school-choice alternatives. In Florida, the state teachers union has sued to block school reopenings scheduled for the end of August. In …

Energy Costs

Impact Magazine – Summer 2020

DOWNLOAD THE PDF .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom:56.25%; height:0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%;} Letter from the President These are stressful times for our nation. Americans have faced shelter-in-place orders that lasted weeks. …

California

Racial preferences or school choice? How to improve education for non-white students

One of the most important questions in America today is how to improve the quality of education for underrepresented minorities so that they can succeed in life. Two huge political earthquakes offer two vastly different answers: racial preferences and school choice. In the first earthquake, the California Legislature voted to …

Blog

Budget Trailer Bills Prove Once Again the “Devil is in the Details”

On Monday, Gov. Newsom announced via press release that he had signed the 2020-21 state budget. Naturally, much of the budget press coverage typically focuses on the debate between the Governor and the Legislature and the total state spending picture.  Often overlooked are the budget “trailer bills” – the policy …

Blog

What We’re Watching – June 12

Tim Anaya – PRI Webinar on Data Privacy During COVID-19 Crisis In case you missed it yesterday, check our PRI’s webinar featuring an all-star panel discussing cybersecurity, data privacy, and regulation during the COVID-19 crisis. Evan Harris – American D-Day Paratroopers Recreate Normandy Jump 75 Years Later Last weekend was …

Blog

What a Difference a State Makes: The Future of Charter Schools in California vs. Arizona

While Governor Gavin Newsom and the Democrat-supermajority in the Legislature effectively eliminated most charter-school expansion in California, the charter school landscape is much different in neighboring Arizona. When Governor Newsom signed the anti-charter-school-expansion bill into law last year, his office said that new charter schools will likely not open in …

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