California Lawmakers Sacrifice Education for Politics with AB 1955

By Andrew Davenport
While California faces a significant decline in educational outcomes, student enrollment, and a fiscal crisis, progressives in the state legislature are more concerned with targeting parents than improving schools. Assembly Bill 1955, introduced by Assemblyman Chris Ward (D-San Diego), aims to ban parental notification policies passed by a growing number of California school districts over...

TAGS: AB 1955, conservative, LA Times, Liberal, Los Angeles, parental rights, Politics, Sacramento, teachers unions

Do Black and Hispanic lives really matter to progressives?

By Larry Sand
An illuminating study comparing education in America’s progressive and conservative cities opens a major can of worms. A stunning report that came out in January of this year received little attention at first, and was then completely buried due to the avalanche of coronavirus-related stories. “The Secret Shame: How America’s Most Progressive Cities Betray Their...

TAGS: conservative, educational savings accounts, Larry Sand, tax-credit scholarships, teachers union, vouchers, Walter Williams

Politicians who accept Government Union money betray the public

By Edward Ring
Public sector unions should be illegal. They have very little in common with private sector unions, which, properly regulated, play a vital role in society. The differences between public sector and private sector unions are significant. For example: 1 – Private sector unions cannot be unreasonable in the demands they bring to negotiations with management,...

TAGS: California, Charter schools, conservative, Costa Mesa, firefighters, orange county, public sector unions, school choice

California’s uncompromising teachers unions

By Larry Sand
With a SCOTUS decision imminent in the Janus case, California’s teachers unions are showing no signs of becoming more politically balanced. In last week’s post, I suggested that if the Janus case was successful in the Supreme Court, the political fallout, generally speaking, would be “somewhat to considerable.” The case, which would make union dues-paying...

TAGS: American Federation of Teachers, California Federation of Teachers, California Teachers Association, conservative, Democrats, Janus v. AFSCME, Josh Pechthalt, Larry Sand, National Education Association, teachers union

The One-Way Political Spending of the Teacher Unions

By Larry Sand
Teacher union political gifting continues to be almost exclusively leftward bound, but teachers don’t have to finance it. Courtesy of campaign-finance tracker Open Secrets, we have a reminder of how lopsided teacher union political spending is. Education Week’s Lauren Camera posted a report Friday which spells out some of the nasty details. In House of...

TAGS: agency fee payer, American Federation of Teachers, conservative, Larry Sand, Mike Antonucci, National Education Association, National Employee Freedom Week, teachers union