Montana, SCOTUS, and your kids

By Larry Sand
Americans are losing confidence that public schools will improve, but a Supreme Court case could pave the way to greater parental choice. A recent in-depth survey by RealClearPolitics concludes that a majority of registered voters are dissatisfied with the performance of America’s education system and “have little confidence that public schools will improve any time...

TAGS: Blaine Amendment, education spending, Larry Sand, National Assessment of Educational Progress, PISA, school choice, tax-credit scholarships, teachers union, Trinity Lutheran Church v. Pauley, Zelman v. Simmons-Harris

My Dear Randi,

By Larry Sand
My Dear Randi, (This is the third in a series of open letters to American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten. The prior missives can be seen here and here.) It has been almost two years since my last contact with you and boy, a lot has gone down in that time! My goodness, flowing...

TAGS: American Federation of Teachers, Blaine Amendment, Greg Forster, Janus v. AFSCME, Kevin Chavous, Larry Sand, Patrick Wolf, Pell Grants, Randi Weingarten, school choice, tax credit scholarship, teachers union, Trinity Lutheran Church v. Pauley, vouchers

The Good, the Ugly and the Uglier

By Larry Sand
After a loss in Indiana, the teachers unions’ war on education intensifies in Chicago and California. In 2011, Indiana passed a school choice bill which currently allows 9,300 kids from low and middle income families with household income below 150 percent of school lunch eligibility to receive vouchers equal to between 50 and 90 percent...

TAGS: American Federation of Teachers, Blaine Amendment, California Federation of Teachers, California Teachers Association, Indiana State Teachers Association, Karen Lewis, Larry Sand, Mike Antonucci, National Education Association, Randi Weingarten, RiShawn Biddle, school choice, seniority, Students Matter, teachers unions, Vergara, vouchers