Here we go again …

By Chantal Lovell
07/12/2021
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....

TAGS: American Federation of Teachers, Chantal Lovell, critical race theory, newsletter, Randi Weingarten, teachers union

The Looming Nightmare

By Larry Sand
03/30/2021
The ongoing Covid lockdown hysteria is taking a brutal toll on the young. According to the Burbio school tracker, 53 percent of schools nationwide are now fully open for business. With the new CDC guidelines having determined that three feet is a safe distance for students, one would think the other 47 percent would embrace...

TAGS: American Federation of Teachers, CDC, Covid, Darren Miller, Diane Ravitch, Larry Sand, National Education Association, Randi Weingarten, teachers union

Teachers Unions Are Promoting School Choice

By Larry Sand
03/09/2021
As a result of their insistence on school closings, the unions are inadvertently leading the charge to educational freedom. As I wrote last week, opposition to teacher union-mandated lockdowns is growing. Parent groups are springing up all over the country, demanding that schools reopen. They see the irreparable harm being done to their kids on...

TAGS: American Federation of Teachers, California Teachers Association, EdChoice, Eric Hanushek, Larry Sand, Randi Weingarten, school choice, teachers union

Unity or Union Fealty?

By Larry Sand
01/26/2021
 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...

TAGS: American Federation of Teachers, Becky Pringle, Betsy DeVos, California Teachers Association, Corey DeAngelis, Joe Biden, Larry Sand, National Education Association, National School Choice Week, Randi Weingarten

The No Education Association

By Larry Sand
01/19/2021
As the teachers unions buttress their roadblocks to reopening schools, parental choice is more important than ever. In September 2020, researchers Corey DeAngelis and Christos Makridis released the results of a study which found that school districts in places with strong teachers’ unions were much less likely to offer full-time, in-person instruction in the fall....

TAGS: American Federation of Teachers, California Teachers Association, Christos Makridis, Claudia Briggs, Corey DeAngelis, EdChoice, Larry Sand, Mike Antonucci, National Education Association, National School Choice Week, Randi Weingarten

Science or Science Fiction?

By Larry Sand
12/01/2020
Teacher union leader claims we should follow the science, but then she ignores it. When pressed about the reason for closing schools as a way to limit the spread of Covid-19, the comment you mostly hear from the teachers unions and other shutdown hawks is, “Follow the science!” Typical is American Federation of Teachers president...

TAGS: American Federation of Teachers, Fresno Teachers Association, Larry Sand, Randi Weingarten, teachers union

Biden Ain’t for the Kids

By Larry Sand
11/17/2020
On education issues, trouble looms if Biden becomes president. At the risk of stating the obvious, the country’s political future is murky. If Joe Biden withstands the onslaught of ballot fraud challenges and becomes POTUS 46, it’s anyone’s guess as to how he will govern. Or for how long. As a dementia-riddled man with no...

TAGS: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, American Federation of Teachers, Becky Pringle, Betsy DeVos, Joe Biden, Larry Sand, Lily Eskelsen Garcia, National Education Association, Randi Weingarten, teachers union

My Latest Missive to Randi Weingarten

By Larry Sand
09/15/2020
This is the sixth in a series of open letters to the president of the American Federation of Teachers. (The first five can be accessed here.) Yo Randi! I am really concerned about you, girl! First, at Al Sharpton’s National Day of Action lefty-fest in D.C. a couple of weeks ago, you informed the throng...

TAGS: Al Sharpton, American Federation of Teachers, EdChoice, Larry Sand, Randi Weingarten, school choice, student spending, teachers union

And the Edu-Razzie Goes to….

By Larry Sand
08/11/2020
The teachers unions keep racking up dubious awards. In the past week, I have seen cashiers, cops, postal employees, pharmacists, doctors, receptionists, nurses, bus drivers and others who work directly with the public remain on the job. Maybe they realize that if they don’t work, they will have no income. Maybe they have a sense...

TAGS: American Academy of Pediatrics, American Federation of Teachers, California Teachers Empowerment Network, CDC, Cecily Myart-Cruz, Chicago Teachers Union, Larry Sand, Mike Antonucci, teachers union, United Teachers of Los Angeles

Waivers, lawsuits, pandemic pods and school choice legislation

By Larry Sand
07/28/2020
Last week, the school wars intensified on many fronts. Since Governor Gavin Newsom’s July 17th edict closing all but a handful of schools in California, much has transpired. First, it was uncovered a few days later that schools in the Golden State could apply for a waiver to reopen, something Newsom mysteriously omitted in his...

TAGS: American Academy of Pediatrics, American Federation of Teachers, California Policy Center, CDC, Gavin Newsom, Kerry McDonald, Lamar Alexander, Larry Sand, pandemic pods, Randi Weingarten, school choice, teachers union, Tim Scott