Science or Science Fiction?

By Larry Sand
Teacher union leader claims we should follow the science, but then she ignores it. When pressed about the reason for closing schools as a way to limit the spread of Covid-19, the comment you mostly hear from the teachers unions and other shutdown hawks is, “Follow the science!” Typical is American Federation of Teachers president...

TAGS: American Federation of Teachers, Fresno Teachers Association, Larry Sand, Randi Weingarten, teachers union

Uninformed and misinformed teachers

By Larry Sand
  Too many educators are clueless on issues relating to their profession.  In 2006, I co-founded the California Teachers Empowerment Network, whose mission is to give educators unbiased information and to combat union spin and outright lies. While we have helped a good number of teachers, there are still way too many who are...

TAGS: American Federation of Teachers, Andrew Coulson, California Teachers Empowerment Network, Educators for Excellence, Fresno Teachers Association, Janus v. AFSCME, Larry Sand, Michael Lovenheim, Mike Petrilli, Randi Weingarten, teachers union

The Non-proficient Teachers Unions

By Larry Sand
California students are not learning and teacher union leaders blame tests. Every two years selected students across the nation take the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP), a test known as the nation’s report card. This year our kids didn’t do well. Actually they never do well, but this year the scores were even worse...

TAGS: American Federation of Teachers, EdVoice, Fresno Teachers Association, Larry Sand, NAEP, National Council on Teacher Quality, National Education Association, Randi Weingarten, Stull Act, teachers union