Sacramento Taxpayers Association Meeting
Conference Center / Imperial Homes & Investments
1600 Sacramento Inn Way, Sacramento, Ca 95815
I hope you all enjoyed your summer.
Many of you know that our July meeting location was a fiasco, but it ended well with Olive Garden restaurant accommodating us on a moment’s notice, and Craig DeLuz with the Firearms Policy Coalition giving us a fabulous talk about the CA Legislature passing unconstitutional anti-gun laws.
I’ve been searching for a non-restaurant option to avoid any future fiascos, as well as the constant interruptions of our meetings by restaurant staff. Thankfully, two of our STA members, Silvia Alvarenga and Mike Torres, have offered us the use of their lovely conference center in the office building in which their business is located — Imperial Homes and Investments.
Our meeting next week, Thursday 9/21/2017 will feature Lance Izumi, Koret Senior Fellow in Education Studies, Senior Director, Education Studies at Pacific Research Institute, and the author of the new book, “The Corrupt Classroom: Indoctrination, Violence and Social Engineering Show Why America Needs School Choice.” (available at the amazon.com link)
In The Corrupt Classroom, Lance Izumi reveals the shocking situation in many American public schools, from teachers politicking in their classrooms to one-sided curricula to unsafe campuses to massive fiscal mismanagement. Looking at both personal stories of parents and their children,plus key research evidence, he dramatically shows that when parents feel that their children are being indoctrinated,victimized or shortchanged in their learning, they should have the right and the tools to exit the public school system for educational alternatives that better meet their children’s needs.
We are very fortunate to have Lance Izumi speak to STA as he is the preeminent education scholar in the country, as well as the author of
the highly acclaimed 2012 book Obama’s Education Takeover (Broadside, Encounter Books), which details the centralization of education policymaking in Washington under President Obama.
Lance is also the co-author of Short-Circuited: The Challenges Facing the Online Learning Revolution in California (first and second editions), the first in-depth look at the role of digital learning in our education system. And, he is the executive producer and narrator of a short film based on the book.
And there is so much more…
We will be ordering in lunch for our meeting — PIZZA! A wide variety of pizza will be available for lunch, as well as drinks. Please bring $10.00 cash for pizza and drinks (or a check for $10).
We are looking forward to starting up the fall season with this exciting meeting.
And finally, my new book, co-authored with James Lacy, is now published and available: “California’s War Against Donald Trump: Who Wins? Who Loses?” also available at amazon.com at the link.
I am looking forward to seeing everyone Sept. 21st!
Your Madam President,
The next meeting is July 20, 2017
Regular monthly meetings:
|When:||Third Thursday of each month
(except August and December and April – the April meeting is always the Annual Dinner)
|Where:||Black Bear Diner
1830 Arden Way
Sacramento, CA 95825 SEE MAP
|Time:||Meetings begin promptly at 12:00 noon and end at 1:15 pm|