Shoddy Studies

By Larry Sand
Flawed reports aside, charters – schools of choice – are flourishing. As I wrote last week, too many government-run schools are failing and the future for them, collectively, is not rosy. But the monopolists running our traditional public schools (TPS), in addition to blaming lack of funding, have been busy lashing out at charter schools, which are decentralized and give parents a right to choose where to educate their kids.

TAGS: American Federation of Teachers, Anthony Cody, California Charter School Association, Center for Education Reform, Charter schools, Democrats for Education Reform, Diane Ravitch, Eva Moskowitz, Howard Fuller, In the Public Interest, Larry Sand, National Education Association, Network for Public Education, Randi Weingarten, teachers union

Corporate Screed

By Larry Sand
American Federation of Teachers led “National Day of Action” is a clear indicator that teachers unions are losing clout. On December 9th, we will be treated to the “National Day of Action,” a day cooked up by the American Federation of Teachers and supported by the National Education Association and various fellow travelers. After reading...

TAGS: American Federation of Teachers, Anthony Cody, Bill Gates, Eli Broad, Larry Sand, National Education Association, RiShawn Biddle, teachers unions


By Larry Sand
A mental disorder has come to California, but for the afflicted — mostly teacher union types — it manifests itself in a partisan way. Voters were not swayed by outsiders and their millions…The public wants Board members who will listen to the community—not be beholden to their billionaire benefactors. So harrumphed an indignant and self-righteous...

TAGS: American Federation of Teachers, Anthony Cody, Diane Ravitch, Larry Sand, Michael Bloomberg, Mike Antonucci, National Education Association, teachers union, United Teachers of Los Angeles, Warren Fletcher