The best defense is to be offensive

By Larry Sand
Anti-school choicers are getting desperate. The traditional public education monopolists are using some truly bizarre arguments to ensure that children remain in government-run schools. In July, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten intimated that parents who opt out of government schools are equivalent to southern segregationists. Then later in July, Katherine Stewart penned possibly...

TAGS: American Federation of Teachers, Betsy DeVos, CAHSEE, credit recovery classes, graduation rate, Heartland Institute, Larry Sand, LAUSD, Mackinac Center, Randi Weingarten, school choice, teachers union, vouchers

Heartless and Mindless

By Larry Sand
As the National Education Association embarks on a new PR campaign, some of its affiliates engage in lawsuits and strikes. In July, the National Education Association unearthed its “Strategic Plan and Budget” for 2016-2018. The introduction to the 76-page document includes the notion that the union needs to “win the race to capture the hearts...

TAGS: American Federation of Teachers, charter school, Chicago Teachers Union, Chris Christie, Florida Education Association, Heartland Institute, Larry Sand, National Education Association, Randi Weingarten, school choice, tax credit scholarship, teachers union, Washington Education Association

Teachers Union Won’t Play Broad Way

By Larry Sand
Los Angeles teachers union and its friends are livid over plan to charterize 260 schools. According to a memo unearthed by Los Angeles Times writer Howard Blume, the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation and other charter advocates want to create 260 new charter schools in Los Angeles, enrolling at least 130,000 students. The document includes...

TAGS: Alex Caputo-Pearl, California Charter School Association, Charter schools, Eli Broad, Elon Musk, Heartland Institute, Howard Blume, Larry Sand, teachers union, United Teachers of Los Angeles