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Why Are Student Test Scores Plunging? Look at Politicized Education

By Lance Izumi & Wenyuan Wu Recent national student test scores showed a massive decline in learning in reading and math. This achievement implosion has several explanations – one is the increasing politicization of classroom instruction, which is reducing rigor and diverting attention from improving students’ foundational knowledge and skills. …

Charter Schools

PRI’s Lance Izumi Featured in Article on DeVos Interview

Lance Izumi, senior director of the Pacific Research Institute’s Center for Education, recently interviewed U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, and covered the importance of expanding school choice opportunities for every student in America, school re-openings following the COVID-19 pandemic, and the President’s education reform agenda. Izumi is the author …

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Common Core Has Set Back Student Achievement in California

Back in 2012, I wrote a book entitled Obama’s Education Takeover that warned about the harmful impact that the Common Core national education standards would have on student achievement, especially in California.  Now a just released study confirms my predictions. Pushed by a cabal including the Obama administration, Microsoft’s Bill …

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Losing to China: US students perform poorly on key international test

Results for the latest administration of the Program for International Student Assessment, a key exam given to 15-year-old students worldwide, show poor performance in reading and math among U.S. students, with the Common Core national standards and aligned curriculum a likely significant contributing factor. The PISA exam tests reading, math, …

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California Student Test-Score Plunge: Common Core a Likely Culprit

The results of the 2019 National Assessment for Educational Progress, often called the “Nation’s Report Card,” came out recently and California’s scores once again tanked, with one of the likely causes being the national Common Core standards and aligned curricula. The NAEP exam, which is given every two years, tests …

Commentary

Common Core Has Failed America’s Students

Bill Gates, a key godfather of the Common Core subject-matter standards, wrote five years ago that the national standards “will improve education for millions of students,” but a groundbreaking new study shows that Common Core has actually decreased the level of student achievement. With irresistible prodding by Gates and then-President Obama, the …

Climate Change

Bias Embedded In The Classroom

While the antics of anti-Trump teachers, such as the recent viral video of a Southern California teacher beating a President Trump piñata, make headlines, classroom bias is much more deeply embedded, especially in the Common Core curriculum. When the Obama administration pushed states to adopt the Common Core national education …

Charter Schools

Lance Izumi Interview in Daily Caller: Two-Thirds Of Voters Support School Choice, Minorities More Likely Than White Americans

A Thursday poll showed that about two-thirds of likely 2018 voters are in favor of school choice. Sixty-three percent of Americans likely to vote in the 2018 elections supportschool choice, with minorities more likely to support it than white people, according to a press release obtained by The Daily Caller News …

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New “American Education Agenda” Recommends 15 Federal, State, Local Education Reforms

Expanding and increasing funding for school choice programs, creating a stronger classroom environment for digital learning, and ensuring every child is safe at school are among the recommendations in a new “American Education Agenda” released today by the Pacific Research Institute. Click here to download a copy of the “American …

Commentary

Advice for Secretary DeVos: Remember the Trump Base

The continuing campus protests by the Left against U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos may grab the headlines, but another real political concern for her and the president lies with her relationship with the Right. The importance of the base for President Donald Trump cannot be overstated. Mark Penn, the …

Classroom Ideology

Why Are Student Test Scores Plunging? Look at Politicized Education

By Lance Izumi & Wenyuan Wu Recent national student test scores showed a massive decline in learning in reading and math. This achievement implosion has several explanations – one is the increasing politicization of classroom instruction, which is reducing rigor and diverting attention from improving students’ foundational knowledge and skills. …

Charter Schools

PRI’s Lance Izumi Featured in Article on DeVos Interview

Lance Izumi, senior director of the Pacific Research Institute’s Center for Education, recently interviewed U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, and covered the importance of expanding school choice opportunities for every student in America, school re-openings following the COVID-19 pandemic, and the President’s education reform agenda. Izumi is the author …

Blog

Common Core Has Set Back Student Achievement in California

Back in 2012, I wrote a book entitled Obama’s Education Takeover that warned about the harmful impact that the Common Core national education standards would have on student achievement, especially in California.  Now a just released study confirms my predictions. Pushed by a cabal including the Obama administration, Microsoft’s Bill …

Commentary

Losing to China: US students perform poorly on key international test

Results for the latest administration of the Program for International Student Assessment, a key exam given to 15-year-old students worldwide, show poor performance in reading and math among U.S. students, with the Common Core national standards and aligned curriculum a likely significant contributing factor. The PISA exam tests reading, math, …

Blog

California Student Test-Score Plunge: Common Core a Likely Culprit

The results of the 2019 National Assessment for Educational Progress, often called the “Nation’s Report Card,” came out recently and California’s scores once again tanked, with one of the likely causes being the national Common Core standards and aligned curricula. The NAEP exam, which is given every two years, tests …

Commentary

Common Core Has Failed America’s Students

Bill Gates, a key godfather of the Common Core subject-matter standards, wrote five years ago that the national standards “will improve education for millions of students,” but a groundbreaking new study shows that Common Core has actually decreased the level of student achievement. With irresistible prodding by Gates and then-President Obama, the …

Climate Change

Bias Embedded In The Classroom

While the antics of anti-Trump teachers, such as the recent viral video of a Southern California teacher beating a President Trump piñata, make headlines, classroom bias is much more deeply embedded, especially in the Common Core curriculum. When the Obama administration pushed states to adopt the Common Core national education …

Charter Schools

Lance Izumi Interview in Daily Caller: Two-Thirds Of Voters Support School Choice, Minorities More Likely Than White Americans

A Thursday poll showed that about two-thirds of likely 2018 voters are in favor of school choice. Sixty-three percent of Americans likely to vote in the 2018 elections supportschool choice, with minorities more likely to support it than white people, according to a press release obtained by The Daily Caller News …

Book

New “American Education Agenda” Recommends 15 Federal, State, Local Education Reforms

Expanding and increasing funding for school choice programs, creating a stronger classroom environment for digital learning, and ensuring every child is safe at school are among the recommendations in a new “American Education Agenda” released today by the Pacific Research Institute. Click here to download a copy of the “American …

Commentary

Advice for Secretary DeVos: Remember the Trump Base

The continuing campus protests by the Left against U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos may grab the headlines, but another real political concern for her and the president lies with her relationship with the Right. The importance of the base for President Donald Trump cannot be overstated. Mark Penn, the …

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