Education Reform

Higher Education Doesn’t Have to Happen on a College Campus

Higher Education Doesn’t Have to Happen on a College Campus

With my children slowly matriculating through K-12 schools, my wife and I have wrestled with the wisdom of sending them to college. We’re both college graduates, but we are concerned by the inflated costs, diminished value of degrees, and institutions surrendering to radical ideologies. Many jobs no longer require a four-year degree, and online education...

By Lance Christensen

California Lawmakers Sacrifice Education for Politics with AB 1955

California Lawmakers Sacrifice Education for Politics with AB 1955

While California faces a significant decline in educational outcomes, student enrollment, and a fiscal crisis, progressives in the state legislature are more concerned with targeting parents than improving schools. Assembly Bill 1955, introduced by Assemblyman Chris Ward (D-San Diego), aims to ban parental notification policies passed by a growing number of California school districts over...

By Andrew Davenport

Special Book Signing Event with Author Dr. Corey DeAngelis

Special Book Signing Event with Author Dr. Corey DeAngelis

Join California Policy Center for a special book signing event with author Dr. Corey DeAngelis on Wednesday, June 5th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in Orange County. DeAngelis’s new book, The Parent Revolution: Rescuing Your Kids from the Radicals Ruining Our Schools, takes readers inside the parent movement like no one else can. DeAngelis has traveled from state to state, leading one of the most effective...

By California Policy Center

AB 1955’s assault on parental rights and local school boards

AB 1955’s assault on parental rights and local school boards

Just when you think California legislators can’t thumb their noses at parents any harder, Assemblyman Christopher Ward (D-San Diego) introduced a bill this week that aims to strip control from local school boards. Ward’s AB 1955 — the Orwellian-named SAFETY Act — is an attempt to override the parental notification policies passed by a growing number of...

By California Policy Center

Three Wins for Common Sense

Three Wins for Common Sense

In a significant win for parental rights this week, the Jurupa Unified School Board agreed to pay California teacher Jessica Tapia $360,000 to settle her lawsuit for wrongful termination. The case has drawn national attention to the plight of teachers being illegally directed by California education officials to keep secrets from parents when their child...

By California Policy Center

How California’s College System Lost Its Way: Revisiting the State’s Master Plan for Higher Education

How California’s College System Lost Its Way: Revisiting the State’s Master Plan for Higher Education

Once the envy of the world, California’s public college and university networks have been plagued by mission creep, confusing and diluting their ability to achieve the purpose for which they were originally designed. Incremental state legislation over the years has reduced the once independent and robust tiered system — California Community Colleges (CCC), California State...

By Peter Constant

Parents—The Ultimate Education Reform

Parents—The Ultimate Education Reform

Grant Allen once lamented, “What a misfortune it is that we should thus be compelled to let our boys’ schooling interfere with their education!” These words, often attributed to Mark Twain, encapsulate a sentiment that education transcends the walls of a schoolhouse, echoing the belief that learning should not be confined to a classroom. Increasingly,...

By Lance Christensen

CPC Parent Union’s Third Annual Parents, Not Partisans Summit

CPC Parent Union’s Third Annual Parents, Not Partisans Summit

  More than 150 parent advocates, school board members and school board candidates from 28 counties across California attended CPC’s Parents, Not Partisans Summit in Sacramento in March for two days of training, networking and advocacy at the State Capitol with our allies at Protection for the Educational Rights of Kids (PERK). The third annual...

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