Unity or Union Fealty?

By Larry Sand
 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

Teachable Union Moments

By Larry Sand
Several recent stories about teachers unions can be used for classroom instruction. Lesson plans are a teacher’s daily guide for what students need to learn and how it will be taught. Because educators are always looking for new and interesting ways to engage kids, I have a few ideas that can be used to further...

TAGS: Becky Pringle, Chicago Teachers Union, Larry Sand, Lily Eskelsen Garcia, Mike Antonucci, National Education Association, teachers union

Biden Ain’t for the Kids

By Larry Sand
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

Pandemic Pod Pushback

By Larry Sand
The education establishment is losing customers, and it isn’t happy. Teacher union honchos don’t like homeschoolers for obvious reasons. When kids learn at home, it means less control, money, and power for them. Over the years, the National Education Association has adopted resolutions at its yearly convention which stipulate that homeschooling families “cannot provide the...

TAGS: Becky Pringle, California Teachers Association, EdChoice, Heritage Foundation, homeschool, Jonathan Butcher, Larry Sand, National Education Association, pandemic pods, Randi Weingarten, teachers union


By Larry Sand
On charter school policy, the National Education Association and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People are still in lockstep. At its yearly convention in 2016, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People voted for a resolution that called for a moratorium on the expansion of charter schools in the U.S....

TAGS: Becky Pringle, Charter schools, Derrell Bradford, Larry Sand, NAACP, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, National Education Association, NEA, school choice, teachers union

No Love for Irreplaceable Teachers

By Larry Sand
According to a recent study, many public schools do not retain their best teachers – the “irreplaceables.” Is anyone surprised? A study released a couple of weeks ago by the New Teacher Project – now known as TNTP – claims that urban schools…. …are systematically neglecting their best teachers, losing tens of thousands every year...

TAGS: Becky Pringle, RiShawn Biddle, teachers union, TNTP