Governor Newsom Fails to Put Pressure on Teachers Unions to Reopen Public Schools

By Brandon Ristoff
01/25/2021
Late last month, Governor Newsom announced a $2 billion plan to support reopening K-6 public schools for in-person learning by providing districts money if they agree to a timetable for reopening starting in mid-February. But Newsom is playing both sides. He’s trying to support both families who want their kids back in school and the teachers...

TAGS: Bay Area, California Federation of Teachers, California Teacher Association, California teachers unions, Gavin, Gavin Newsom, Newsom, public schools, San Francisco, teachers unions

Income Inequality Farm

By Larry Sand
06/23/2015
Labor leaders and their friends start a new “progressive” organization … as George Orwell rolls over in his grave. We live in strange times when a man can decide that he’s a woman and someone born freckled and blonde declares with great conviction that she is African-American. Following the trend, we have organized labor leaders...

TAGS: American Federation of Teachers, California Teacher Association, George Orwell, Larry Sand, Randi Weingarten, Richard Trumka, teachers union

Chicken Little Class Size

By Larry Sand
01/06/2015
With a big assist from the teachers unions, the small class size myth lives on. “The sky is falling” is well-known throughout the world as an admonition to be wary of hysterical claims. While we appreciate the silliness of the Chicken Little story, we fail to recognize its relevance in many of the myths perpetuated...

TAGS: Alex Caputo-Pearl, California Teacher Association, Caroline Hoxby, Eric Hanushek, Jay Greene, Jay Mathews, Larry Sand, Michael Mulgrew, small class size, teachers union, United Federation of Teachers