Education

California’s public school establishment to parents: We know best, so step aside

California’s public school establishment to parents: We know best, so step aside

California parents are at last in on the joke. They’re seeing (perhaps for the first time) that our public schools are failing our children – practicing invasive therapy as if that’s teaching, carrying out political indoctrination as if that’s education, insisting on vaccine mandates and masking for a population that’s hardly at risk (see the California...

By California Policy Center

California is Rolling in Education Money

California is Rolling in Education Money

The governor of CA is about to go on a taxpayer-funded spending spree. Last week, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced his education spending plan, which comes to $119 billion including local, state and federal sources. This would raise per-pupil spending to $20,855, and make California one of the highest spending states in the country. (That...

By Larry Sand

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Is Crippling Education

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Is Crippling Education

The damaging “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” racket needs to be extinguished. Researchers extraordinaire Jay Greene and James Paul have released a series of three carefully crafted studies on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion that detail many aspects of the harmful scheme. In a nutshell, the authors find DEI to be “counterproductive and politically radical.” The part...

By Larry Sand

Happy Un-Woke Year!

Happy Un-Woke Year!

Here’s hoping that 2022 will see a halt to the spread of Critical Race Theory. Originally posted on FrontPageMag. Watching teachers unions, government school honchos, the media, etc., deny that Critical Race Theory (which makes race the prism through which its proponents analyze all aspects of American life, categorizing individuals into groups of oppressors and victims) is taught...

By Larry Sand

It’s Time to Abolish the Teachers Unions

It’s Time to Abolish the Teachers Unions

This article was first published on FrontPageMag. “All Government employees should realize that the process of collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transplanted into the public service. It has its distinct and insurmountable limitations when applied to public personnel management.” The above caveat about government unions – usually known by the kinder and gentler...

By Larry Sand

The teachers unions’ misbegotten efforts have ignited the push for educational freedom

The teachers unions’ misbegotten efforts have ignited the push for educational freedom

The California Teachers Association fights parental choice with deeply flawed arguments. As this troubling year moves to a conclusion, there is certainly one thing worth celebrating: the great leap forward for educational freedom throughout the country. As I wrote last week, the countrywide union-mandated school shutdowns have had major consequences, and perhaps none more prominent...

By Larry Sand

LAUSD Officials Say They’ll Deport Unvaccinated Students to One of the District’s Poorest Performing Schools

LAUSD Officials Say They’ll Deport Unvaccinated Students to One of the District’s Poorest Performing Schools

Editor’s Note: A day after this commentary appeared, Los Angeles Unified announced it will consider postponing until Fall 2022 its decision to force unvaccinated students into the demonstrably failed City of Angels program. Engaged parents made this happen. Special thanks to UTLAuncensored, Reopen Schools, and other ParentUnion.com allies. News that a mother has accused Los...

By Will Swaim

The union mandated school shutdowns are having major consequences

The union mandated school shutdowns are having major consequences

School violence rises, mental health days proliferate, and thousands of kids are leaving government schools nationwide. Recently, a report compiled by Mike Antonucci for the Defense of Freedom Institute confirmed that the teachers unions had a heavy-handed role in the Covid-related shutdowns that consumed much of the country starting in March 2020. And the “never...

By Larry Sand

Sacramento’s Surprise Reaction to the California School Boards Association Appeal for Police Help

Sacramento’s Surprise Reaction to the California School Boards Association Appeal for Police Help

California’s school board officials say “nothing in recent memory could have prepared” them for the danger they face as parents “lash out on a variety of topics, most notably opposition to state mandates and local COVID-19 mitigation measures.” That was the substance of a September 29 letter in which California School Boards Association (CSBA) CEO Vernon M....

By Will Swaim

Parents “don’t get how teaching works”

Parents “don’t get how teaching works”

A new anti-parent diatribe is rife with condescension and a lack of logic. Christina Wyman is a writer and teacher, and most recently has become an inadvertent promoter of parental wrath. In an inflammatory piece for NBC News, Wyman insists that when it comes to the classroom, parents should know their place – just shut...

By Larry Sand

BREAKING: Tech Mistake Leads LAUSD Parents to Receive Names of Students Who Had Tested Positive for COVID-19

BREAKING: Tech Mistake Leads LAUSD Parents to Receive Names of Students Who Had Tested Positive for COVID-19

Some LAUSD parents received a surprise early Monday: over 130 emails naming students exempted from the district’s testing policy because they recently recovered from COVID-19. The watchdog group UTLA Uncensored revealed the gaff on their Twitter account. According to UTLA Uncensored, the two parents they have found who have received these emails found their child’s...

By Brandon Ristoff

A plea for copping

A plea for copping

After school police are cut back, violence rises. In June 2020, the United Teachers of Los Angeles passed a motion to eliminate school police, and replace them with counselors and mental health programs. The union asserted, “Police presence in schools leads to negative outcomes for Black and Brown students, who are arrested and disciplined at...

By Larry Sand

The dumbing of America

The dumbing of America

Our failing education system is leading us down a dangerous road. America is in the midst of an education crisis, ranging from newborns to college students, and it is ubiquitous. In an under-reported story from August, a study by researchers at five universities found that babies born during the Covid pandemic show reduced verbal, motor,...

By Larry Sand

The National School Boards Association Fiasco: California Leans In

The National School Boards Association Fiasco: California Leans In

State school boards across the nation have ended their memberships with the National School Boards Association after the organization likened concerned parents to “domestic terrorists.” But there’s been no similar response to the execrable California School Boards Association. They sent their own letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom, a missive remarkably similar to the national association’s letter...

By Celeste Fiehler