On the Nation’s Report Card, Teachers Unions Get an F

By Larry Sand
11/04/2022
In light of recent test scores and the proliferation of CRT, America’s future is not promising. The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) – known as The Nation’s Report Card – “gives us a window into the state of our K-12 education system.” The results provide educators, policymakers, elected officials, and parents across the country...

TAGS: California public education, california public schools, California teachers unions

Voting for the Kids

By Larry Sand
10/27/2022
While there is no shortage of issues to consider when marking ballots on Election Day, education matters should be high on the list. All citizens, taxpayers, and parents, of course, have a stake in righting our wayward educational ship. Fortunately, the political angle has been front and center since parent-friendly Republican Glenn Youngkin beat out establishment Democrat...

TAGS: California public education, california public schools, California teachers unions, CTA, government unions, parents

Enormous Amounts of Money Flow into the Bottomless Education Pit

By Larry Sand
08/26/2022
This article originally appeared on frontpagemag.com   Spurred by the Covid panic, schools have been the recipient of ungodly sums of money. And it’s not as if the beast was starving before. To put things into perspective, the U.S. spends about $800 billion on national defense, more than China, Russia, India, the U.K., France, Saudi...

TAGS: California public education, California teachers unions, education reform, education spending, teachers

Those Who Can’t Teach Math: California Teachers Association’s Massive Drop in Membership

By California Policy Center
06/14/2022
Internal California Teachers Association documents reveal the union has far fewer members than it claims – and that union leaders expect that number to drop farther. Investigative journalist Mike Antonucci reports that union’s 2022-23 fiscal year budget has the number at 267,270 – a loss of 42,730 members or nearly 14 percent. The California Teachers...

TAGS: California Teachers Association, California teachers unions, CTA, Janus, Janus vs AFSCME

Tony Thurmond – Public Sector Union Operative

By Edward Ring
05/12/2022
As the 21st century careens its way towards more geopolitical and economic uncertainty than most people alive today have ever known, with constant and transformative change the only constant, optimists among us still hope that some elements of California’s labor movement will begin to throw their weight behind policies and politicians that offer stability and...

TAGS: California teachers unions, public sector unions, teachers unions, Tony Thurmond

California’s Bureaucracies Fail to Submit Timely Financial Data

By Edward Ring
02/18/2021
With Californians about to enter their second year of restricted economic activity, and with all the resulting financial anxiety and hardship, it’s unfortunate that accurate and timely financial information isn’t available for the vast public sector. While public sector budgets and projections abound, actual audited financial data for recently completed fiscal years is subject to...

TAGS: California teachers unions

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

California Supreme Court Strikes Down Vergara Appeal

By Edward Ring
08/23/2016
Here’s an axiom of California politics. When it’s the teachers union against everyone – that’s right, everyone else – the teachers union wins. Yesterday’s decision by the California Supreme Court to not hear the Vergara case is just the latest example. Prior to losing on appeal, which brought the case to the attention of the...

TAGS: California teachers unions, teacher tenure, Vergara vs. the State of California