Child Abuse in Plain Sight

By Larry Sand
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

Myart-Cruz Control

By Larry Sand
Resistance mounts to teacher union orchestrated lockdowns in Los Angeles. As has been well documented, pandemic-related school reopenings are based mostly on politics and union strength. In union-lite, politically-sensible Florida, the state resumed in-person instruction in August, and Covid case rates remained lower than those in the general community. According to Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran,...

TAGS: CDC, Cecily Myart-Cruz, Cultural Marxism, Howard Blume, Larry Sand, teachers union, United Teachers of Los Angeles

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

By Larry Sand
(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

Cultural Marxism for the Kids

By Larry Sand
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

Hillbilly science v. left wing ideology

By Larry Sand
Parents, not the state, should decide what kind of education their children receive.  The anti-school choice crowd frequently manages to shoot themselves in the foot by making outlandish allegations. Almost a year ago, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten suggested that vouchers are “slightly more polite cousins of segregation.” At the same time, Katherine...

TAGS: American Federation of Teachers, Cultural Marxism, Howard Zinn, Kyle Olson, Lance Izumi, Larry Sand, Neal McCluskey, Randi Weingarten, school choice, teachers union, United Teachers of Los Angeles, vouchers

The Wrong March

By Larry Sand
Despite America’s veer to the right in the recent election, Gramsci’s “long march through the institutions” goes on unimpeded. Antonio Gramsci, an early 20th Century Marxist, believed that it was most effective to spread revolutionary ideology slowly and incrementally. By doing it gradually, he thought that enough people would eventually be won over to Marxist...

TAGS: Cultural Marxism, global warming, Howard Zinn, Indoctrination, Kyle Olson, Larry Sand, National Education Association, teachers unions, United Teachers of Los Angeles