Big Education’s bad month

By Larry Sand
November saw a rash of stories about the troubled public school monolith. As I wrote last week, the public education brand is in trouble and as 2017 fades away, a wave of stories is sending the year out with not a bang or a whimper, but rather with an unceremonious thud. A Public Policy of...

TAGS: Bill Ayers, Chicago public schools, D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program, graduation rate, Larry Sand, public schools, school choice, student spending, teachers union, tenure

Milwaukee: Happy Days, Schlitz, Harley-Davidson … and School Choice

By Larry Sand
Schlitz may be the beer that made Milwaukee famous, but recently the spotlight has been shining on the city’s school choice efforts. Back in 1990, the Pleistocene Era of education reform, the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program became the nation’s first publicly funded school choice program for low-income children. Born of an interesting political marriage –...

TAGS: Bill Ayers, Larry Sand, Milwaukee Parental Choice Program, National Education Association, Patrick Wolf, Paul Peterson, school choice, Scott Walker, teachers union, vouchers

Got Glue?

By Larry Sand
Restoring civic attachment and mainstreaming revolution. Back in 2010, the American Enterprise Institute launched “The Program on American Citizenship,” a worthy project that is dedicated to strengthening the foundations of American freedom and self-government by renewing our understanding of American citizenship. The ultimate goal of the Program is to deepen Americans’ appreciation for and attachment...

TAGS: American Enterprise Institute, Bill Ayers, International Socialist Organization, United Teachers of Los Angeles

The Tragic Consequences of Social Justice Education

By Larry Sand
The president of the National Education Association continues to promote ideas that are anti-American and are turning our kids into progressive, anti-wealth, equality-obsessed robots. Last week, the drone-like National Education Association President Dennis Van Roekel gave a talk at the annual gathering of the Nebraska State Education Association. He unleashed the same tired old class...

TAGS: Bill Ayers, Dennis Van Roekel, Kyle Olson, National Education Association, occupy movement, social justice

“Indoctrination” – A Must Read For Parents, Taxpayers and Everyone Else

By Larry Sand
To a large extent, the progressives have taken over American education, are transforming it and are doing it in plain sight. Indoctrination: How ‘Useful Idiots’ Are Using Our Schools to Subvert American Exceptionalism is an invaluable book written by Kyle Olson, founder and CEO of the Education Action Group, an organization that is on the...

TAGS: Bill Ayers, California Federation of Teachers, Education Action Group, Howard Zinn, Indoctrination, Kyle Olson, National Education Association, teachers unions, Unions