Activist parents are painted as terrorists

By Larry Sand
10/12/2021
America’s public schools and its education leaders are under an immediate threat from parents, according to the National School Boards Association and Atty. Gen. Merrick Garland. In a story straight out of the “No matter how cynical I get, I just can’t keep up” file, the National School Boards Association sent a letter to President...

TAGS: critical race theory, education, Merrick Garland

Two wins for students!

By Chantal Lovell
07/16/2021
In a true testament to the impact engaged parents can have, California officials chose in two separate instances this week to put kids and their education before woke politics. It’s something not seen enough these days, and certainly worth celebrating when it happens. The first student-centric victory came on Tuesday, when the Los Angeles Unified...

TAGS: Chantal Lovell, critical race theory, curriculum, LAUSD, newsletter, school choice, UTLA

Confronting Randi’s twaddle

By Larry Sand
07/13/2021
After insisting that Critical Race Theory is not being taught in k-12 schools, Randi Weingarten – teacher union boss and gaslighter extraordinaire – has ceded any right to be taken seriously. Randi Weingarten, the gaffe-prone president of the American Federation of Teachers has outdone herself, and that isn’t easy. In a series of seven open...

TAGS: critical race theory, education, Larry Sand, Randi Weingarten

Here we go again …

By Chantal Lovell
07/12/2021
Randi Weingarten is once again trying to gaslight the American public. First, she ludicrously claimed teachers unions had actually been fighting to reopen schools – not keep them closed – since April 2020. Now, she’s trying to fool parents into thinking assignments titled “Why I’m a racist” and “White savior complex” aren’t critical race theory....

TAGS: American Federation of Teachers, Chantal Lovell, critical race theory, newsletter, Randi Weingarten, teachers union

Awakening to woke

By Larry Sand
04/27/2021
The mainstreaming of Marxism is meeting resistance from anti-woke warriors, but more people must lose their fear and fight back. Here in California, the woke train rolls merrily along.  If AB 101 passes in its current version, a one-semester high school course in ethnic studies will be mandated starting in the 2029–2030 school year. Each...

TAGS: critical race theory, curriculum, education reform, Larry Sand, school choice, woke

Child Abuse in Plain Sight

By Larry Sand
04/13/2021
Forcing Critical Race Theory on children is psychologically damaging. I come from a time when schools existed to teach the ABCs, basic math and the amazing story of the American founding. While it’s true that Horace Mann, the man who first promoted universal public education, was a central planner, government schools usually turned out educated...

TAGS: capitalism, critical race theory, Cultural Marxism, Horace Mann, Larry Sand

California’s Draft Ethnic Studies Curriculum Still Isn’t Right

By Larry Sand
03/17/2021
(Note: This piece, co-written with Lia Rensin, first appeared in various Southern California News Group newspapers.) On March 5th, the California Department of Education released a fourth draft of its Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum. Not surprisingly, letters opposing Critical Race Theory and Critical Ethnic Studies comprised the #1 concern about the ESMC. And yet, more...

TAGS: critical race theory, Cultural Marxism, Larry Sand

Indoctrifornia

By Larry Sand
10/06/2020
While California’s ethnic studies mandate for k-12ers is dead for now, there is still much in the works to be concerned about. California governor Gavin Newsom is a force of nature. He leads a state which has record homelessness, rising crime and exploding pension debt. But wait, there is so much more! Ruling more like...

TAGS: Black Lives Matter, critical race theory, Ethnic studies, Gavin Newsom, Jose Medina, Larry Sand, social justice warriors, Tony Thurmond

Cultural Marxism for the Kids

By Larry Sand
09/22/2020
The left’s plan to disfigure America is moving right along. The results of a survey released last week revealed that two-thirds of 18-39 year-old Americans do not know that 6 million Jews were killed during the Holocaust. One-half of the respondents could not name a single concentration camp. One-fourth said the holocaust was a myth...

TAGS: Black Lives Matter, critical race theory, Cultural Marxism, Gavin Newsom, homeschool, Indoctrination, Larry Sand, social justice warriors