The 2020 California Tax Grab

By Larry Sand
10/08/2019
Still a year away, Golden Staters brace for a shoot-out with the tax bandits. Like a bad zombie movie where no one really dies, California’s “split roll property tax” is back. The last time it had a heartbeat was in 2015 via the so-called “Make it Fair” initiative, which was headed for the ballot in...

TAGS: California School Boards Association, California Teachers Association, John Fensterwald, Larry Sand, Measure EE, Mike Antonucci, Prop. 13, Richard Rider, split roll, teachers union

CTA’s New Gambit to Cheat Taxpayers Annually

By Larry Sand
08/30/2016
A bill, near passage, would require you and me to pay for union indoctrination sessions in California.  California is a fabulous place. Fantastic weather, fertile fields, glorious mountains and a thousand mile coastline have long beckoned many to the Golden State. And then there is the state legislature. This law-making body is very far from...

TAGS: California Nurses Association, California School Boards Association, California Teachers Association, Friedrichs, Heritage Foundation, Larry Sand, League of California Cities, Michael Lovenheim, seiu, teachers union

Earthquake Could Alter Education Landscape in California

By Larry Sand
05/22/2012
Latest temblor to hit the Golden State is a lawsuit that could result in a major tectonic shift in education. In September of 1975, due to New York City’s dire fiscal situation, I was laid off from my teaching position at P.S. 125 in Harlem. I lost my job not because I was a bad...

TAGS: California School Boards Association, California Teachers Association, Democrats for Education Reform, first out, last in, LIFO, Parent Revolution, seniority, Students First, Students Matter, Stull Act, teacher tenure