The rise of uncivil education

By Larry Sand
This year has not been kind to the land of the free. Due to advancing ignorance and arrogance – a deadly combination – the basic tenets of our republic are in trouble, and public education is at the center of much of what is wrong. While we went through a similar socio-political upheaval in the...

TAGS: California Teachers Association, Chester Finn, John Stocks, Kevin Dayton, Lance Izumi, Larry Sand, Mike Antonucci, National Education Association, teachers union, United Teachers of Los Angeles

Anti-Trump Hysteria Plagues Our Schools

By Larry Sand
Teachers and their unions are front-and-center in advancing Trumpocalyptic fearmongering. Worse than anything Donald Trump ever said, the backlash to his election has been horrifying. While the hysteria and teddy-bear-clutching over the election of a Republican president is nothing new – remember “Bushitler?” in which some on the left equated W to Der Führer –...

TAGS: Chester Finn, Donald Trump, Howard Zinn, Indoctrination, Larry Sand, National Education Association, Rick Hess, teachers union

The Big Apple and Little Dougco

By Larry Sand
Last week, the nation’s biggest city and a county in Colorado went in diametrically opposite education reform directions. On Election Day, there were several outcomes that affected how education will be conducted across the country. Perhaps the most dramatic took place in New York City and Douglas County, CO. In New York, after several years...

TAGS: American Federation of Teachers, Ben DeGrow, Bill de Blasio, Charter schools, Chester Finn, Education Next, Joel Klein, Joy Resmovits, Larry Sand, Marcus Winters, Michael Bloomberg, Randi Weingarten, Rick Hess