Education Reform

Don’t Miss CPC’s Upcoming Parents, Not Partisans Summit

Don’t Miss CPC’s Upcoming Parents, Not Partisans Summit

  Calling all parent leaders and education reform advocates for CPC Parent Union’s 3rd Annual Parents, Not Partisans Summit in Sacramento March 12th and 13th, 2024 California Policy Center and PERK cordially invite you to our Third Annual Parents, Not Partisans Summit brought to you by California Policy Center. Our theme this year: Who Controls...

By California Policy Center

California’s Troubled Community-College System Just Got Worse

California’s Troubled Community-College System Just Got Worse

The new chancellor is sure to exacerbate the problems in a network already roiled by progressive administrators. In February, when she was tapped to run California’s troubled community-college system, Sonya Christian had cheerleaders, foremost among them Governor Gavin Newsom. “Dr. Christian is one of our nation’s most dynamic college leaders, with a demonstrated record of collaboration...

By Will Swaim

Do They Know It’s Christmas?

Do They Know It’s Christmas?

This month, second-graders at Valencia Elementary in Upland were met with unwelcome news: the Christmas songs that they’d practiced for weeks would be replaced with new-and-improved non-holiday songs. No matter that these children had actually voted for their favorite Christmas tunes, or that they would have to learn an entirely new songbook in a matter...

By Andrea Liu

In public schools we trust?

In public schools we trust?

For fans of dark comedy, California politics is as good as any entertainment – shot through with grim irony, corrupt politicians, and laughable hypocrisy. Consider Attorney General Rob Bonta’s legal campaign to crush the practice of seven school districts to notify parents before gender-transitioning their children. Parent notification, as it’s called, “places transgender and gender...

By Will Swaim

CPC’s Parental Rights Rally

CPC’s Parental Rights Rally

Parents and parent groups from across California joined together for CPC’s “A Line in the Sand — A Rally for Parental Rights” on September 26th. Nearly 400 people came out to Rancho Madera Community Park in Simi Valley the evening before the Republican Presidential Primary Debate to let the candidates know that parental rights is a...

By California Policy Center

Response to Court Temporarily Delaying Parental Notification Policy in Chino Valley Unified School District

Response to Court Temporarily Delaying Parental Notification Policy in Chino Valley Unified School District

SAN BERNARDINO —  State Attorney General Rob Bonta has declared war on California parents and local school boards. After school boards across the state adopted a Parental Notification Policy, Bonta filed a motion to prevent the Chino Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) from implementing the policy approved by the school board in July. A San...

By California Policy Center

WATCH CPC’S PARENTAL RIGHTS VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE

WATCH CPC’S PARENTAL RIGHTS VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE

PARENT UNION’S PARENTAL RIGHTS VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE Find the Parental Rights Pledge Here On August 22, 2023, CPC launched the Parental Rights Pledge at our LIVE Parental Rights Virtual Open House. The virtual event was moderated by Lance Christensen, CPC’s Vice President of Education Policy and Government Affairs, and Mari Barke, Director of CPC’s California Local Elected Officials. Lance...

By California Policy Center

CPC Launches Parental Rights Pledge Campaign

CPC Launches Parental Rights Pledge Campaign

California Policy Center’s Parent Union has launched a Parental Rights Pledge campaign in response to the assault on the constitutional rights of parents and the authority of local school boards by California legislators, Gov. Gavin Newsom, Attorney General Rob Bonta, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond and the state’s teachers unions. The Parental Rights...

By California Policy Center

CPC Asks State Bar to Investigate Attorney General Bonta for Misrepresenting Law to Intimidate School Board

CPC Asks State Bar to Investigate Attorney General Bonta for Misrepresenting Law to Intimidate School Board

The California Policy Center has asked the State Bar to investigate California Attorney General Rob Bonta for making false statements in an effort to intimidate Chino Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) trustees. CPC asserts that, in his letters and statements, Bonta misrepresented Department of Education guidance as binding law, and misrepresented federal law.  The complaint...

By California Policy Center

Parents, where do you draw the line? 

Parents, where do you draw the line? 

Parents, where do you draw the line? The state legislature is aggressively shepherding anti-parent bills through its chambers that erode parental authority in ways that would seem unimaginable only a few years ago. Under the banner of “affirming transgender children,” legislators are pushing bills that upend parental rights in frightening ways and pose serious risks...

By California Policy Center

Lance Christensen’s Statement on Chino Valley USD Parental Notification Policy

Lance Christensen’s Statement on Chino Valley USD Parental Notification Policy

Good evening board president, trustees and superintendent. My name is Lance Christensen, Vice President of the California Policy Center. Adults – who should know better – telling kids to keep secrets from their parents, is why we’re here tonight. Regardless of my personal feelings, I’m not here to comment on the probity of children transitioning...

By Lance Christensen

California Pols Lose Touch with Reality over Affirmative-Action Ruling

California Pols Lose Touch with Reality over Affirmative-Action Ruling

In doing so, they ignore the real scandal in the state’s education system. *     *     * Among the weirdest reactions to the Supreme Court’s June 29 decisions on affirmative action, those megaphoned by California’s political class may be the most unhinged. Here’s the reality: California voters banned race-based admissions in 1996. But in the decades...

By Will Swaim