Pandemic Pod Pushback

By Larry Sand
11/10/2020
The education establishment is losing customers, and it isn’t happy. Teacher union honchos don’t like homeschoolers for obvious reasons. When kids learn at home, it means less control, money, and power for them. Over the years, the National Education Association has adopted resolutions at its yearly convention which stipulate that homeschooling families “cannot provide the...

TAGS: Becky Pringle, California Teachers Association, EdChoice, Heritage Foundation, homeschool, Jonathan Butcher, Larry Sand, National Education Association, pandemic pods, Randi Weingarten, teachers union

Cultural Marxism for the Kids

By Larry Sand
09/22/2020
The left’s plan to disfigure America is moving right along. The results of a survey released last week revealed that two-thirds of 18-39 year-old Americans do not know that 6 million Jews were killed during the Holocaust. One-half of the respondents could not name a single concentration camp. One-fourth said the holocaust was a myth...

TAGS: Black Lives Matter, critical race theory, Cultural Marxism, Gavin Newsom, homeschool, Indoctrination, Larry Sand, social justice warriors

Private School Primacy?

By Larry Sand
09/08/2020
It’s back-to-school decision time for many parents. With schools set to reopen, it’s time for parents to choose how best to proceed with their children’s education in our Covid-obsessed country. If there is no in-school option, how many will stick with online education from their local public school? And how many will opt to home...

TAGS: Al Sharpton, American Federation for Children, COVID-19, homeschool, Howard Blume, Larry Sand, Randi Weingarten, Rick Hess, school choice, teachers union

Could Parental Choice Swing the Election?

By Larry Sand
09/01/2020
Education issues could be key in the presidential race. While government-run schooling has been the choice for a great majority of parents in recent times, change is on the horizon. The National Home Education Research Institute reports that 23 percent of parents who did not homeschool before the Covid-19 invasion indicated that they are now “very...

TAGS: American Federation for Children, Donald Trump, homeschool, Janus decision, Joe Biden, Larry Sand, Randi Weingarten, Rick Hess, school choice, teachers union, Tim Scott

The Audacity of Woke

By Larry Sand
08/25/2020
While Covid-19 has a shelf life, “Woke-20” shows no sign of abating. With many schools across the country shuttered due to Covid-19, the woke zealots are in a bit of a snit. They can’t indoctrinate students with their one-sided radical views in the traditional classroom because, well, there is no classroom. Doing it online, you...

TAGS: American Federation for Children, Black Lives Matter, California Teachers Association, Dan Walters, homeschool, Jose Medina, Larry Sand, teachers union, white privilege, woke

Failing education, lawsuits and parental choice

By Larry Sand
09/17/2019
A literacy lawsuit is due to go to trial in October, but little will change if it is successful. Americans are shockingly weak in civics. The latest Annenberg Public Policy Center survey finds that only 39 percent could name the three branches of U.S. government and less than one-quarter know that Congress has to muster...

TAGS: charter school, education spending, homeschool, Larry Sand, school choice, seniority, Students Matter, teachers union, tenure

Home invasion

By Larry Sand
04/10/2018
Using the Turpins as an excuse, California legislative busybodies are looking to punish homeschooling families. It was shocking to learn in January that Californians David and Louise Turpin had imprisoned their thirteen children for years in the most disgusting and degrading ways. Fortunately, one of the girls escaped from the home in Perris, and contacted...

TAGS: California Teachers Association, homeschool, Jose Medina, National Education Association, NRA, Parkland, United Teachers of Los Angeles

Safe at Home?

By Larry Sand
08/18/2015
Homeschooling is becoming more popular, but families need to be aware that teachers unions have a penchant for home invasions. According to the latest data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the number of K-12 children educated at home increased from 1.09 million in 2003 to 1.77 million in 2012, which is 3.4...

TAGS: A.J. Duffy, Home School Legal Defense Association, homeschool, homeschooling, Larry Sand, National Education Association, teachers union, United Teachers of Los Angeles