Education Commentary

Recently in Time magazine, American Federation of Teachers head Randi Weingarten argued, “Far-right advocates of privatizing public education are using Big Lies to undermine public schools.” However, in an eye-opening resignation letter, Oakland school board member Shanthi Gonzales, a former labor organizer, shows that it is...

Like the return of the undead, woke math has come back to haunt California's classrooms and make it even harder for the state's struggling students to receive a quality education. Last year, the California Department of Education released the first draft of a new curriculum framework...

By Henry I. Miller, M.S., M.D. and Andrew I. Fillat The Supreme Court has agreed to hear two more cases challenging the use of race as a criterion in college admissions, as has allegedly happened at Harvard University (a private institution) and the University of North...

[podcast src="https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/22320332/height/360/theme/standard/thumbnail/yes/direction/forward/" width="100%" scrolling="no" class="podcast-class" frameborder="0" placement="top" primary_content_url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/prianotherround/Former_Speechwriters_2022_State_of_the_Union_Podcast_Final.mp3" libsyn_item_id="22320332" height="360" theme="standard" custom_color="75942D" player_use_thumbnail="use_thumbnail" use_download_link="" download_link_text="" /]This special edition podcast features PRI’s panel of former speechwriters offering their perspectives on Pres. Biden’s first State of the Union Address.  On the panel: Lance Izumi, a former speechwriter...

As the United States observes Black History Month, African-American families are making history by leaving failing public schools and homeschooling their children in record numbers. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, parents, and especially black parents, found public schools incapable of handling the crisis. Even prior to the...

Closed public schools. COVID-19 mandates. Woke curricula. For these reasons and more, parents in blue states are turning to home schooling in droves. Nationally, home schooling has boomed. According to Census Bureau data, the proportion of households home-schooling their children skyrocketed from 5% in spring 2020...

A new proposal to continue high levels of funding for California school districts would, if enacted, remove incentives for the public schools to improve themselves. State Sen. Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge), chair of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee, recently proposed SB 830, which would switch the...