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The teacher union’s love-hate relationship with testing

The teacher union’s love-hate relationship with testing

Testing for thee, but not for me. That’s the message sent to parents by the United Teachers Los Angeles. In its latest demonstration of epic irony, the union is demanding all 600,000 students subject to its reign be tested weekly for COVID-19 in order to return to the classroom, while simultaneously lobbying the district to...

By Chantal Lovell

Back to school?

Back to school?

I want to believe that California’s public schools will reopen this fall. I really do. When the Los Angeles Unified School District and United Teachers Los Angeles finally reached an agreement in late June to fully reopen schools this fall, I was cautiously optimistic. Los Angeles was the major holdout in the state, remaining more...

By Chantal Lovell

Fixing California- A review

Fixing California- A review

Forty-some-odd candidates have officially thrown their hats into the ring to replace Governor Gavin Newsom if voters recall him September 14. The list is a mere fraction of the 135 who faced off during the 2003 Gray Davis recall election, and, dare I say, a generally saner, though less well-known, bunch. There are a handful...

By Chantal Lovell

Two wins for students!

Two wins for students!

In a true testament to the impact engaged parents can have, California officials chose in two separate instances this week to put kids and their education before woke politics. It’s something not seen enough these days, and certainly worth celebrating when it happens. The first student-centric victory came on Tuesday, when the Los Angeles Unified...

By Chantal Lovell

Here we go again …

Here we go again …

Randi Weingarten is once again trying to gaslight the American public. First, she ludicrously claimed teachers unions had actually been fighting to reopen schools – not keep them closed – since April 2020. Now, she’s trying to fool parents into thinking assignments titled “Why I’m a racist” and “White savior complex” aren’t critical race theory....

By Chantal Lovell

Freedom is making a comeback in California

Freedom is making a comeback in California

For lovers of freedom, living in California can sometimes feel like a losing battle. Teachers unions run the schools (or, more recently, ensure they don’t run), Sacramento politicians refuse to grant hearings to minority bills, and high taxes and excessive regulations are forcing more and more of our neighbors and family members to pack up...

By Chantal Lovell

Something, someone missing from CA’s reopening

Something, someone missing from CA’s reopening

California officially reopened this week to much media and gubernatorial fanfare. But something major was missing: the many job creators and residents who were forced to flee the state over the past 15 months that were marked by lockdowns, school closures, and onerous restrictions that frequently left businesses reeling and shelling out tens of thousands...

By Chantal Lovell

Newsletter: A new day for school choice in California 

Newsletter: A new day for school choice in California 

United Teachers Los Angeles President Cecily Myart-Cruz has been talking for months about the “transformational change” she wants to bring to California schools through the COVID-19 pandemic. Golden State voters, according to a new poll commissioned by the California Policy Center, want changes, too. Unfortunately for Myart-Cruz, the changes voters want could dismantle the government...

By Jackson Reese

A union changes its spots

A union changes its spots

CPC’s work to reduce the corrupt influence of government unions in state politics achieved a historic win with the announcement that one of the state’s most powerful unions will end political spending.  Elected last week as president of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1000, Richard Louis Brown said he’ll end the union’s political spending,...

By Chantal Lovell

The California Exodus hits home

The California Exodus hits home

For the first time since its founding, population shifts resulted in California losing a House seat this week, while more free states like Texas and Florida increased their voice in Washington.  And is it any wonder? This week alone, we saw union-funded politicians in Sacramento try to gut charter schools with Assembly Bill 1316, and...

By Chantal Lovell

Child Abuse in Plain Sight

Child Abuse in Plain Sight

Forcing Critical Race Theory on children is psychologically damaging. I come from a time when schools existed to teach the ABCs, basic math and the amazing story of the American founding. While it’s true that Horace Mann, the man who first promoted universal public education, was a central planner, government schools usually turned out educated...

By Larry Sand