Education Expert, Lance Izumi

In his 2017 book, The Corrupt Classroom: Bias, Indoctrination, Violence, and Social Engineering Show Why America Needs School Choice, Lance Izumi, Koret Senior Fellow in Education Studies and Senior Director of the Pacific Research Institute’s Center for Education, explains how America’s public schools are becoming increasingly politicized, less safe, socially biased, and mismanaged.

On February 8th, he will explain it to the Downtown Lincoln Club! In The Corrupt Classroom, Izumi writes that parents and their children should have the right to exit the public-school system for educational alternatives that better meet their needs and preferences.

Under Izumi’s leadership, PRI’s Center for Education regularly produces important education research scholarship and engages in a wide variety of impactful outreach activities. Izumi served for 11 years on the California Community Colleges’ Board of Governors, including two terms as President of the Board. During the 2016 presidential election, Izumi helped craft policy recommendations for the Trump administration’s education agenda as a member of the official Trump-Pence Agency Action Transition Team for education policy.

Izumi served as chief speechwriter and director of writing and research for California Governor George Deukmejian. He also served in the administration of President Ronald Reagan as speechwriter to United States Attorney General Edwin Meese III. He received his J.D. from the University of Southern California School of Law. He received 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.