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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

AB 1316 aims to destroy charter schools

AB 1316 aims to destroy charter schools

Back in 2019, facing a barrage of legislation that threatened to destroy their institutions, advocates for charter schools reached a “compromise” agreement with lawmakers. The results were sweeping changes, expressed in SB 126, AB 1505 and AB 1507, that mingled common sense reforms with measures that have made it harder than ever for charters to...

By Edward Ring

Teachers union: members too exhausted for 4-day-a-week school

Teachers union: members too exhausted for 4-day-a-week school

Kids in Desert Sands Unified School District will remain locked out of the classroom for most of the week, because members of the union calling the shots are too “exhausted” to return to work. Earlier this week, the district rejected a proposal that would have allowed students on campus four days a week after the...

By Chantal Lovell

Dear California: The winter wave is over. Let’s reopen.

Dear California: The winter wave is over. Let’s reopen.

Think back to late December. Christmas was approaching and the news in California was getting grimmer by the day. California had one of the highest COVID case rates of any state. Just a month earlier, Governor Newsom locked down the state yet again. Hospitals were packed and there was a shortage of body bags. There...

By Brandon Ristoff

Winning a war of attrition against government unions

Winning a war of attrition against government unions

Anyone involved in state or local politics in California soon realizes that government unions are the most powerful special interest in the state. From time to time, as the ride-share behemoths proved in spectacular fashion last November with Proposition 22, corporations will defy the unions on very specific issues. But by and large California’s corporations...

By Edward Ring

WATCH: LA Board of Ed members eat, text, check emails while Latina mom pleads for school reopening

WATCH: LA Board of Ed members eat, text, check emails while Latina mom pleads for school reopening

Six-figure salaries not enough to buy interest in kids’ futures… In a infuriating video released this week by parent watchdog group UTLA Uncensored, Los Angeles Board of Education members and leadership are seen completely ignoring a mom as she breaks down while recounting the suffering her children are experiencing due to the board’s refusal to...

By Chantal Lovell

Child Suicide, Covid, and the Unions

Child Suicide, Covid, and the Unions

The teachers unions’ resistance to opening schools is killing kids…literally. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 6 percent of U.S. children aged 6 through 17 are afflicted with autism, severe anxiety, depression, trauma-related mental health conditions, and other serious emotional or behavioral difficulties. Due to forced school lockdowns, many of these...

By Larry Sand

School Choice Initiative Quietly Gathers Support

School Choice Initiative Quietly Gathers Support

In the November 2020 election, California’s powerful teachers’ unions spent over $20 million promoting Prop. 15, which would have increased taxes on commercial properties. Other unions, mostly in the public sector, spent another $17 million to promote Prop. 15. But voters weren’t buying it. Prop. 15 failed. Overall, in November 2020, California’s government unions spent nearly $70...

By Edward Ring

Unity or Union Fealty?

Unity or Union Fealty?

 President Biden calls for national unity, but his words ring hollow. The resignation of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos the day after the Capitol protests spurred National Education Association President Becky Pringle to spew, “Resigning 13 days before the end of this administration does nothing to erase the harm Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has done to this...

By Larry Sand