Fighting for Colorblindness in K-12 and Higher Education

November 30, 2023
12:00 pm
The Pacific Club
4110 Macarthur Boulevard, Newport Beach, CA, USA

Join Lance Izumi, senior director of PRI’s Center for Education, for a luncheon in Newport Beach as he discusses the recent U.S. Supreme Court landmark decision to ban race preferences in higher education admissions.  He’ll also discuss the new ethnic studies graduation requirement in California, which radical proponents are using to push anti-Semitic and other extremist positions.  Plus he’ll share how parents are fighting against critical race theory in America’s schools.  Copies of his latest book, The Great Parent Revolt, which was an bestseller among education policy books, will be available for purchase.


The Pacific Club
4110 MacArthur Blvd
Newport Beach 92660

11:30 Registration opens
12pm Luncheon and remarks
1pm Book signing

Lance Izumi is Senior Director of the Center for Education at the Pacific Research Institute. He has written and produced numerous books, studies, and films on a wide variety of education topics. His articles have appeared in a wide variety of national, international, and academic publications.

Most recently, he is the author of the 2021 PRI book The Homeschool Boom: Pandemic, Policies, and Possibilities and the 2019 PRI book Choosing Diversity: How Charter Schools Promote Diverse Learning Models and Meet the Diverse Needs of Parents and Children.

He is a former two-term president of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, the largest system of higher education in the nation, and served as a member of the Board from 2004 to 2015. 

He served as a commissioner on the California Postsecondary Education Commission and as a member of the United States Civil Rights Commission’s California Advisory Committee. 

Lance received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Southern California School of Law, his Master of Arts in political science from the University of California at Davis, and his Bachelor of Arts in economics and history from the University of California at Los Angeles. 

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