The Unraveling of Education in America

By Larry Sand
This article was originally featured on FrontPageMag. It’s no secret that education in America has been in bad shape for some time, and now, low student proficiency has been exacerbated by the hysterical response to the Covid outbreak. Most recently, the results of a Harvard University study, which investigated the role of remote and hybrid instruction...

TAGS: California public education, education, education reform, homeschool, public schools

Activist parents are painted as terrorists

By Larry Sand
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
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
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
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
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

Newsom’s Education Spending Binge

By Edward Ring
“It is our hope that all schools will be able to physically open for five days per week in the fall but local conditions will determine whether that is possible.” – Cecily Myart-Cruz, President, United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA Update 5/14/2021) It’s impossible to know what “local conditions” are going to look like when...

TAGS: budget, education, Newsom

Analysis: California’s Charter School Renaissance Continues, While Public Non-Charter School Enrollment Continues to Shrink

By Brandon Ristoff
Recent news has not been favorable to public schools in California. More and more students are leaving these institutions, according to data from the California Department of Education.  Over the past six years, California public school enrollment fell by 4%. This is part of a continual decline in K-12 enrollment that began in the 2004-05...

TAGS: California, education, school