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Lance T. Izumi, J.D. is Koret Senior Fellow and Senior Director of Education Studies at the Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy (PRI),California’s premier free-market public-policy think tank based in San Francisco and Sacramento. He is also a member of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, the largest system of higher education in the nation with nearly 3 million students. Izumi received his juris doctorate from the University of Southern California School of Law and his master of arts in political science from the University of California at Davis. He received his bachelor of arts in economics and history from the University of California at Los Angeles. He has been the author or co-author of several important books, including the groundbreaking book Not as Good as You Think: Why the Middle Class Needs School Choice ; Free to Learn: Lessons from Model Charter Schools , which has been used as a guidebook for creating high-performing charter schools in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina; and his most recent book, Obama’s Education Takeover. Kevin D. Williamson is deputy managing editor of National Review, a columnist for The New Criterion, and an adjunct professor at The King’s College. He is also the author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Socialism. A frequent commentator on politics and economics, he has appeared on the Glenn Beck Show, the Kudlow Report, the CBS Evening News, BBC, Power & Politics, Lou Dobbs, and dozens of talk-radio programs. A native of West Texas, he currently lives in the South Bronx.
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