ACLU Turns its Back on LA's Poorest Students in Attack on Charter Schools

By Blake Dixon
The ACLU has aimed its considerable legal firepower at charter schools. The reason? They aren’t enough like our failing traditional public schools. In a recent report, the ACLU condemns 253 California charter schools for what it sees as a violation of discrimination law, citing examples of charter schools requiring consistent attendance and, in some cases,...

TAGS: ACLU, Charter schools, LAUSD, Vergara v California

ACLU Joins Unions to Attack California Charter Schools

By Edward Ring
About 6.2 million students attend California’s K-12 public schools. Of those, over 570,000 are enrolled in public charter schools. Most of these charter schools operate with a degree of management autonomy and teacher accountability that goes well beyond what is permitted by the union work rules that govern traditional public schools. These charter schools themselves are...

TAGS: ACLU, Vergara, Vergara vs. the State of California

School Choice and Its Foes

By Larry Sand
My brief talk Saturday at FreedomFest identified those who try to deny school choice to the children of America and the tactics they use to do it.  On a recent panel at FreedomFest, a libertarian gathering held yearly in Las Vegas, I along with National School Choice Week President Andrew Campanella, Friedman Foundation State Programs...

TAGS: ACLU, Bob Bowdon, Choice Media, Florida Education Association, Friedman Foundation, Greg Forster, Jonathan Butcher, Larry Sand, National Education Association, National School Choice Week, school choice, tax credit scholarship, teachers union, Valerie Strauss, voucher, Zelman v. Simmons-Harris

The Media and Teachers Unions: Creepy Crass Actors

By Larry Sand
Joining a racially charged situation, largely inflamed by the media, the nation’s teachers unions hypocritically play the civil rights card. To acknowledge the obvious, the February 26, 2012 events in Sanford, FL were tragic. Trayvon Martin is dead and George Zimmerman will be haunted – and very possibly hunted – for the rest of his...

TAGS: ACLU, American Federation of Teachers, California Federation of Teachers, California Teachers Association, Dennis Van Roekel, Larry Sand, National Education Association, Randi Weingarten, RiShawn Biddle, Students Matter, teachers unions, United Teachers of Los Angeles, Vergara v California