The Law and Civics Reading and Writing Institute (LCRWI) is a solution-based, independent education think tank that conducts multidisciplinary research, application, evaluation and advocacy on how children learn, birth through adolescence…


The vision of the independent and nonpartisan education think tank is to set the benchmark for birth thru 12th grade education research and application.


We are independent and non-partisan, which establishes an atmosphere of freedom of thought and cognitive autonomy.


We promote community innovation that empowers new voices and new ideas.


We operate with transparency, honesty and openness.

How Children Learn

“Today education is perhaps the most important function of the state and local government… It is required in the performance of our most basic public responsibilities, even in the armed forces. It is the very foundation of good citizenship. Today it is a principal instrument for awakening the child to cultural values.”

American public education was at a crossroad when these words were written. The year was 1954, and Chief Justice Earl Warren of the U.S. Supreme Court had offered these opinions in the Brown v. Board of Education case to support striking down the infamous “separate but equal” doctrine of American public education.


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