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Education: PRI’s Second Annual Policy Conference

This podcast is a recorded panel discussion from PRI’s second annual policy conference in Sacramento.  The panel focuses on education.  As the attack over charter schools has increased, one false narrative is that they don’t serve the needs of special needs students. To the contrary, school choice options including charter …

Blog

What We’re Watching – Celebrating National School Choice Week

Tim Anaya – Celebrating National School Choice Week This week, we’re celebrating National School Choice Week, and the power of school choice to meeting the individual needs of students.  Whether a student is attending a public, private, charter, or religious school or is homeschooled, only through school choice can the …

Blog

National School Choice Week Celebrates All Types of Education Choice

This week is National School Choice Week and it is important to remember that education choice includes not just private, charter, and traditional public options, but also homeschooling options as well. My upcoming book, co-authored with the amazing Mia Giordano, tells the story of Mia’s incredible educational journey.  Because of …

Business & Economics

STEM-ming the Slide of Our Educational System

Recently we ran across several fascinating articles about civics, liberal arts, and climate hysteria that raise basic questions about the content taught at too many of our educational institutions: Has our society lost sight of the fundamental purpose of education, and is the result less resilient, less capable adults? While there is no doubt …

California

Classroom Indoctrination Is Causing A Rise In Homeschooling

Watching leftist politicians such as New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio goading students to go on “strike” to protest climate change underscored for many American parents the increasing political indoctrination going on in the nation’s public schools, which will likely cause many of them to more seriously consider taking …

Book

Just Released: New Book Shows Parents and Students are Choosing Diversity When Enrolling in Charter Schools

One of the key traits that distinguishes charter schools from traditional public schools is the diversity of educational experiences promoted by the ability to choose, writes Lance Izumi in his new book Choosing Diversity, published by the Pacific Research Institute. Watch a brief video of Izumi talking about his new …

Commentary

As Values Clash, Give Parents Choice

In their August opinion essay on the Philadelphia Inquirer’s website, law professors Amy Wax of the University of Pennsylvania and Larry Alexander of the University of San Diego decried the loss of universally accepted “bourgeois” values in America, from marriage to patriotism to getting an education necessary for gainful employment. …

Education

New Book Sheds Light on Anti-Trump Agenda in Public Schools and Politicization of the Classroom

In his newly published book, The Corrupt Classroom, Lance Izumi of the Pacific Research Institute illustrates how the public school classroom has become increasingly politicized, with liberal teachers indoctrinating students with an anti-Trump and leftist agenda. Izumi makes the case that while many school choice supporters rely on academic school …

Blended Learning

States vs. the Digital-Learning Revolution

Earlier this fall, New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced that five international high-tech companies had entered into investment agreements, totaling $4.4 billion, with the state. The governor boasted that the agreements would make New York “the epicenter for the new generation of computer-chip technology.” However, when it comes to using …

Commentary

Star Data Dump: How is This Useful to Parents?

This week the California Standardized Test results have been released, and according to the California Department of Education, “far too many students are not meeting proficiency. They are making gains but the [achievement] gap remains.” The STAR testing program is California’s state assessment required by the No Child Left Behind …

Charter Schools

Education: PRI’s Second Annual Policy Conference

This podcast is a recorded panel discussion from PRI’s second annual policy conference in Sacramento.  The panel focuses on education.  As the attack over charter schools has increased, one false narrative is that they don’t serve the needs of special needs students. To the contrary, school choice options including charter …

Blog

What We’re Watching – Celebrating National School Choice Week

Tim Anaya – Celebrating National School Choice Week This week, we’re celebrating National School Choice Week, and the power of school choice to meeting the individual needs of students.  Whether a student is attending a public, private, charter, or religious school or is homeschooled, only through school choice can the …

Blog

National School Choice Week Celebrates All Types of Education Choice

This week is National School Choice Week and it is important to remember that education choice includes not just private, charter, and traditional public options, but also homeschooling options as well. My upcoming book, co-authored with the amazing Mia Giordano, tells the story of Mia’s incredible educational journey.  Because of …

Business & Economics

STEM-ming the Slide of Our Educational System

Recently we ran across several fascinating articles about civics, liberal arts, and climate hysteria that raise basic questions about the content taught at too many of our educational institutions: Has our society lost sight of the fundamental purpose of education, and is the result less resilient, less capable adults? While there is no doubt …

California

Classroom Indoctrination Is Causing A Rise In Homeschooling

Watching leftist politicians such as New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio goading students to go on “strike” to protest climate change underscored for many American parents the increasing political indoctrination going on in the nation’s public schools, which will likely cause many of them to more seriously consider taking …

Book

Just Released: New Book Shows Parents and Students are Choosing Diversity When Enrolling in Charter Schools

One of the key traits that distinguishes charter schools from traditional public schools is the diversity of educational experiences promoted by the ability to choose, writes Lance Izumi in his new book Choosing Diversity, published by the Pacific Research Institute. Watch a brief video of Izumi talking about his new …

Commentary

As Values Clash, Give Parents Choice

In their August opinion essay on the Philadelphia Inquirer’s website, law professors Amy Wax of the University of Pennsylvania and Larry Alexander of the University of San Diego decried the loss of universally accepted “bourgeois” values in America, from marriage to patriotism to getting an education necessary for gainful employment. …

Education

New Book Sheds Light on Anti-Trump Agenda in Public Schools and Politicization of the Classroom

In his newly published book, The Corrupt Classroom, Lance Izumi of the Pacific Research Institute illustrates how the public school classroom has become increasingly politicized, with liberal teachers indoctrinating students with an anti-Trump and leftist agenda. Izumi makes the case that while many school choice supporters rely on academic school …

Blended Learning

States vs. the Digital-Learning Revolution

Earlier this fall, New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced that five international high-tech companies had entered into investment agreements, totaling $4.4 billion, with the state. The governor boasted that the agreements would make New York “the epicenter for the new generation of computer-chip technology.” However, when it comes to using …

Commentary

Star Data Dump: How is This Useful to Parents?

This week the California Standardized Test results have been released, and according to the California Department of Education, “far too many students are not meeting proficiency. They are making gains but the [achievement] gap remains.” The STAR testing program is California’s state assessment required by the No Child Left Behind …

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