School Choice Week 2021: How Students Can Overcome Learning Disabilities Through Science and School Choice


The new Pacific Research Institute book A Kite in a Hurricane No More profiles the challenges and ultimate triumph of Mia Giordano, a young woman with serious learning disabilities that conventional schools could not help and who is the co-author of the book along with PRI’s Lance Izumi. It was the ability of Mia’s parents to choose a nonconventional educational option that resulted in her life-changing metamorphosis.

As we observe National School Choice Week in 2021, join us for a special webinar with Lance Izumi, senior director of PRI’s Center for Education in conversation with Mia and her mom, Christine Zanello. Hear their first-hand account of Mia’s journey from being trapped in a cocoon of limitations to being poised for greatness. Learn what policy changes would ensure every American child has the same choices that Mia has had. Also joining the conversation will be Barbara Arrowsmith-Young, the founder of the noted Arrowsmith learning program that ultimately helped Mia succeed.

Nothing contained in this blog is to be construed as necessarily reflecting the views of the Pacific Research Institute or as an attempt to thwart or aid the passage of any legislation.

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