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New PRI Poll: As New School Year Begins, Voters See Room for Improvement with Local Schools

SACRAMENTO – As students head back to school, a new national survey commissioned by the California-based, nonpartisan, free-market think tank, the Pacific Research Institute finds that voters are more dissatisfied with their local school boards than their neighborhood schools, and see room for improvement in public education. When asked how they rated their local public schools, 45 percent rated them as being excellent or good, compared to 47 percent who rated them as being fair,
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Lance Izumi Discusses Charter Schools on Lars Larson Show

Listen to Lance Izumi, senior director of PRI’s Center for Education, make the case for why government-run public schools should learn something from America’s charter schools on the nationally-syndicated Lars Larson Show. TheLarsLarsonShow · Lance Izumi Should Government Run Public Schools Learn Something From America's Charter Schools
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Honoring America's heroes on Veterans Day

Personal stories and lessons for Veterans Day

Today, we honor those who have served in our nation’s armed forces.  We honor their dedication, their self-sacrifice, and their commitment to, in the words of General Douglas MacArthur, “Duty, honor, country.” Every veteran has his or her own story about how their military service impacted their life. What I’d like to do is to tell you the story of one veteran and how her military service changed her life. Tonja Ochonma is one of


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Honoring America's heroes on Veterans Day

Personal stories and lessons for Veterans Day

Latest study shows charters work

New Study Shows Charter Schools Are More Efficient and Effective Than Regular Public Schools

School choice works

The BASIC Fund: Proof That School Choice Works, Even in California

Read about an innovative new California school

New School Year, New Hope for At-Risk Students

Read about latest attacks on charter schools

Los Angeles and Oakland Get “F” Grades for Charter Funding Gaps


Read about California's latest test scores

California’s Latest School Test Scores Are Nothing to Celebrate

Read about latest CA green mandate

California Is Throwing Kids, Parents and Taxpayers Under The E-Bus

Read about PRI's new national education survey

New Poll Shows Voters See Room for Improvement in School Boards
Harvard-UNC SCOTUS ruling puts pressure on K-12 to do better

66% of US 4th graders are below proficient in reading

Why Can’t Children Read? Blame the Failed Way We Teach Reading
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