Lance Izumi- Contributor
[Courtesty of Pacific Research
Izumi is Director of Education Studies for the Pacific
Research Institute and Senior Fellow in California Studies.
He is a leading expert in education policy and the author
of several major PRI studies, including Facing the Classroom
Teacher Quality and Teacher Training in California’s Schools of Education
(2001), California Index of Leading Education Indicators (1997 and 2000 editions),
and Developing and Implementing Academic Standards (1999). | Mr.
Izumi currently serves as a member of the California Postsecondary Education
Commission, and the Professional Development Working Group of the California
Legislature's Joint Committee to Develop a Master Plan for K-12 Education. Prior
to entering the think tank world, Mr. Izumi served as chief speechwriter for
California Governor George Deukmejian and in the Reagan Administration as speechwriter
to U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese III. | Mr.
Izumi holds a J.D. from the University of Southern California Law Center, a M.A.
in political science from the University of California at Davis, and a B.A. from
the University of California at Los Angeles.
10 Years After Prop. 227:
Bilingual Education Still Hanging On
by Lance T. Izumi 5/30/08
Need Deficit Solutions? Think School Choice
by Lance T. Izumi 1/18/08
School Quality, Not Race
by Lance T. Izumi 6/28/07
Pelosi’s Preschool Amnesia
by Lance T. Izumi 6/28/07
California’s Middle-Grade Blues
KIPP Charter Schools...
[Lance T. Izumi] 4/20/06
Expensive Alternatives to Reiner Preschool Plan
[Lance T. Izumi] 3/9/06
Reiner Preschool Initiative...
[Lance T. Izumi] 2/17/06
Critics Sound Off
Government Universal Preschool…
[Lance T. Izumi] 2/16/06
in South Central
The Watts Learning Center…
[Lance T. Izumi] 12/30/05
the Rules for Their Paymasters
[Lance T. Izumi and Xiaochin Claire Yan] 10/27/05
CTA protecting incompetence...
[Lance T. Izumi] 9/21/05
Student Dissects Admissions
The system doesn't work...
[Lance T. Izumi] 8/17/05
Should Worry About the Border
An open door policy for crime and gang violence...
[Lance T. Izumi] 6/23/05
Rob Reiner’s Not Telling Us About Universal Preschool
Another bad idea...
[Lance T. Izumi] 6/20/05
Teachers Association Members Should Join Minutemen
The union could follow the money…
[Lance T. Izumi] 5/19/05
How California Can Help Students Choose their Career...
[Lance T. Izumi] 5/4/05
Black and Hispanic Graduation Problem
Misleading state education data...
[Lance T. Izumi] 3/31/05
Important Are Education Funding Comparisons?
[Lance T. Izumi] 2/24/05
Judicial Budgeting in California’s Education Future?
Undermining the will of the people...
[Lance T. Izumi] 2/3/05
Drops a Nuke on Teacher Unions
Radical reforms for education...
[Lance T. Izumi] 1/7/05
Scott Peterson needn’t fear the death sentence...
[Lance T. Izumi] 11/18/04
Problems and solutions in California's higher education...
[Lance T. Izumi] 11/12/04
More Reasons Why We Need Education Testing…
[Lance T. Izumi] 8/30/04
New Tax on Business
The proposed minimum wage hike is a bad idea…
[Lance T. Izumi] 8/3/04
Reagan’s Education Legacy
The education President…
[Lance T. Izumi] 6/24/04
Remembering Ronald Reagan
The Great Idealist…
[Lance T. Izumi] 6/18/04
Helmets vs. Prop. 209
a California Judge Uses a U.N. Treaty to Discriminate...
[Sharon Browne and Lance T. Izumi] 6/15/04
An education crisis courtesy of the state...
[Lance T. Izumi] 4/29/04
Abuse Choking California Economy
Legislating business out of the state...
[Lance T. Izumi] 4/9/04
Who needs math to compete in a global economy? Not progressive California...
[Lance T. Izumi] 3/23/04
We Value Self-Esteem Or Learning?
Push to drop state testing would hurt, not help, struggling second-graders
[Lance T. Izumi] 3/2/04
on the Proposed State School Bond
Is Prop 55 a good idea?
[Lance T. Izumi] 2/27/04
Advice for Mr. Bush...
[Lance T. Izumi] 2/10/04
Disappoints, Arnold Impresses GOP, Part II
Don't forget core principles...
[Lance T. Izumi] 1/19/04
The Real Republican Party Please Stand Up?
Does the GOP remember "smaller government?"...Schwarzenegger
[Lance T. Izumi] 12/19/03
Idea Worth Considering
A simple notion to maximize education funds...
[Lance T. Izumi] 11/7/03
Was Carter But Is Arnold Another Reagan?
Davis was doomed from the beginning...
[Lance T. Izumi] 10/16/03
the Big Picture on California Education
It's the standards...
[Lance T. Izumi] 8/16/03
Lesson For School Accountability
[Lance T. Izumi] 7/26/03