Nov 18 2021
Change Makers feat. Lance Izumi, Pacific Research Institute; Amelie's Story; The Need for COVID Response Teams
Is homeschooling the next wave in education? That's the topic of this week's Change Makers interview on the CharterNation Podcast Episode 5. CCSA's President/CEO Myrna Castrejón interviews Lance Izumi, Senior Director of the Center for Education at the Pacific Research Institute about his new book, "The Homeschool Boom: Pandemic, Policies and Possibilities." Then, we spend time with Amelie Caswell, a high school senior who was on the verge of suicide until she found Motivated Youth Academy (MY Academy), a nonclassroom-based charter public schools that works to give at-promise students a second chance. And finally, we hear from Angella Martinez, the CEO of KIPP SoCal, about why she believes each and every public school campus should be equipped with a COVID Response Team.