How Lowered Academic Standards Hurts California’s Students, Economy – 2024 Sacramento Policy Conference

From PRI’s 2024 Sacramento policy conference, senior director of education studies Lance Izumi moderates a panel discussing the implosion of academic rigor in California’s schools, and how that affects California’s students – particularly those most vulnerable – and impacts the state’s economic competitiveness. A preview of his upcoming PRI book The Great Classroom Collapse, Lance talks with parent activists who share their stories about challenging the education status quo in their communities. Learn about reforms to ensure students can graduate and are prepared to enter the workforce. Plus Tim discusses the pro-Hamas demonstrations at UCLA that shocked the nation and breaks down the Sacramento political finger pointing that took place in the aftermath of the riots.

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