Power to the parents!

By Larry Sand
The abusive education monopoly must go. Having retired as a teacher over ten years ago, I often look back on some of the great educators that I worked with during my 28-year career, and how lucky their students were to have them. I also think about the stinkers I encountered, and how sad it is...

TAGS: American Federation of Teachers, Howard Zinn, Indoctrination, Larry Sand, NAEP, National Education Association, National School Choice Week, PISA, teachers union, tenure

Classroom forecast: Miseducated with a high chance of indoctrination

By Larry Sand
Instead of American history, students now learn about the evils of capitalism, airplanes and cow farts.  “‘Education is Political’: Neutrality in the Classroom Shortchanges Students” read a recent headline on the National Education Association website. What the teachers union is essentially saying is that an objective approach to controversial subjects does a disservice to the...

TAGS: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Howard Zinn, Larry Sand, Massachusetts Teachers Association, National Education Association, Saul Alinsky, teachers union

California Ed-doctrination

By Larry Sand
Indoctrination in government schools is a big problem; giving parents choices can solve it. Recently in southern California, a public high school student was given an assignment in English class to pick an issue and make an argument for and against it. The 16-year-old decided to do her essay on the Dreamers. But her teacher...

TAGS: Education Savings Accounts, Howard Zinn, Larry Sand, Los Angeles Unified School District, school choice, Stephen Sawchuk, tax-credit scholarships, vouchers

Hillbilly science v. left wing ideology

By Larry Sand
Parents, not the state, should decide what kind of education their children receive.  The anti-school choice crowd frequently manages to shoot themselves in the foot by making outlandish allegations. Almost a year ago, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten suggested that vouchers are “slightly more polite cousins of segregation.” At the same time, Katherine...

TAGS: American Federation of Teachers, Cultural Marxism, Howard Zinn, Kyle Olson, Lance Izumi, Larry Sand, Neal McCluskey, Randi Weingarten, school choice, teachers union, United Teachers of Los Angeles, vouchers

The Wrong March

By Larry Sand
Despite America’s veer to the right in the recent election, Gramsci’s “long march through the institutions” goes on unimpeded. Antonio Gramsci, an early 20th Century Marxist, believed that it was most effective to spread revolutionary ideology slowly and incrementally. By doing it gradually, he thought that enough people would eventually be won over to Marxist...

TAGS: Cultural Marxism, global warming, Howard Zinn, Indoctrination, Kyle Olson, Larry Sand, National Education Association, teachers unions, United Teachers of Los Angeles

Anti-Trump Hysteria Plagues Our Schools

By Larry Sand
Teachers and their unions are front-and-center in advancing Trumpocalyptic fearmongering. Worse than anything Donald Trump ever said, the backlash to his election has been horrifying. While the hysteria and teddy-bear-clutching over the election of a Republican president is nothing new – remember “Bushitler?” in which some on the left equated W to Der Führer –...

TAGS: Chester Finn, Donald Trump, Howard Zinn, Indoctrination, Larry Sand, National Education Association, Rick Hess, teachers union

“Indoctrination” – A Must Read For Parents, Taxpayers and Everyone Else

By Larry Sand
To a large extent, the progressives have taken over American education, are transforming it and are doing it in plain sight. Indoctrination: How ‘Useful Idiots’ Are Using Our Schools to Subvert American Exceptionalism is an invaluable book written by Kyle Olson, founder and CEO of the Education Action Group, an organization that is on the...

TAGS: Bill Ayers, California Federation of Teachers, Education Action Group, Howard Zinn, Indoctrination, Kyle Olson, National Education Association, teachers unions, Unions