The Big Appall

By Larry Sand
New York’s teachers unions do their best to do what’s worst for kids. A new study was just released by Stanford University’s Center for Research on Educational Outcomes (CREDO), which compared academic achievement in traditional public schools (TPS), charter school networks (CMOs), and independent charters in New York City. The report found that students in...

TAGS: Center for American Progress, Charter schools, CREDO, Derrell Bradford, Larry Sand, New York State United Teachers, teachers union


By Larry Sand
On charter school policy, the National Education Association and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People are still in lockstep. At its yearly convention in 2016, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People voted for a resolution that called for a moratorium on the expansion of charter schools in the U.S....

TAGS: Becky Pringle, Charter schools, Derrell Bradford, Larry Sand, NAACP, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, National Education Association, NEA, school choice, teachers union

Pot calls kettle racist

By Larry Sand
Union leader sinks to a new low by hyping a worthless report and insulting millions of parents. When some people become frightened, they’ll say and do some amazingly asinine things. Utilizing that as a guide, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten is apparently scared spitless. With Supreme Court decisions on the horizon that could...

TAGS: American Federation of Teachers, Betsy DeVos, Center for American Progress, Derrell Bradford, EdChoice, G.I. Bill, Greg Forster, Jeanne Allen, Kevin Chavous, Larry Sand, Randi Weingarten, Rick Hess, school choice, teachers union, vouchers