How the Teachers Union Can Save L.A. Unified

By Edward Ring
09/14/2022
Earlier this year the United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA) released a report entitled “Burned Out, Priced Out – Solutions to the Educator Shortage Crisis.” Given the universally acknowledged challenges facing public K-12 education in California, this report merits serious attention. The UTLA represents teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District, which with over 500,000 enrolled K-12 students is...

TAGS: education, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Unfied School District, student spending, teachers union, United Teachers Los Angeles

Do American Students’ Lives Matter?

By Larry Sand
09/09/2022
The results of the first post-lockdown National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) were released on June 1, and they showed anything but progress. Most subgroups took a big hit, but Blacks and Hispanics suffered the greatest damage. Peggy Carr, commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics, which administers the test, said, “These results are...

TAGS: California public education, california public schools, education, public education, Students First, Students Matter

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

Masking students and unmasking the radical agenda

By Larry Sand
07/20/2021
The decision to mask and indoctrinate school children in California has been left to local school districts. The new school year is still weeks away in California, but summer break has hardly been a carefree romp on the beach. On July 12th, the California Department of Public Health, ignoring CDC guidance, announced that all students...

TAGS: education, Larry Sand, union

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

Canceling Critical Race Theory

By Larry Sand
06/22/2021
As states pass laws disallowing the teaching of the bogus and downright harmful Critical Race Theory, its proponents erroneously claim they are being censored. Just four weeks ago, I wrote about the beginnings of a resistance to the teaching of Critical Race Theory, which is Marxist in nature, and asserts that the U.S. is systemically...

TAGS: education

LAUSD mom speaks out: Next superintendent must put kids ahead of special interests

By Chantal Lovell
06/10/2021
In addressing school board, mom paints picture of what school could look like in student-first district As the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education seeks a new superintendent to replace the outgoing Austin Beutner, one mom has an idea: Hire a superintendent who will put student needs ahead of union demands.  During the...

TAGS: education, LAUSD