Lance Izumi, J.D. and Lauren Geary, Ph.D.


Lance Izumi is an education researcher and author of the 2017 book “The Corrupt Classroom: Bias, Indoctrination, Violence, and Social Engineering Show Why America Needs School Choice.” He is a former president of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges and earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Southern California School of Law.  Lauren Geary received her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine's Biomedical Physiology Program.  She is a medical writer for the U.S. Military HIV Research Program in Bethesda, Maryland.

Most Recent Articles by Lance Izumi, J.D. and Lauren Geary, Ph.D.:

IDEOLOGY SHOULDN’T TRUMP SCIENCE IN SEX ED CURRICULA

Nov 20, 2017 — Lance Izumi, J.D. and Lauren Geary, Ph.D.

IDEOLOGY SHOULDN’T TRUMP SCIENCE IN SEX ED CURRICULA
In a November Pew Research Center poll, an amazing 77 percent of Democrats with a bachelor’s degree or higher believed that a person’s gender “can be different from the sex they were assigned at birth.”  Yet, the scientific evidence is much less clear, and this conflict between science and popular belief is why the Trump administration has just announced a new research effort to ensure that sex education programs “follow the science to improve youth health and well being.”

The Trump administration’s research initiative is welcome, given the numerous instances in schools where ideology is prevailing over scientific evidence.