ALEC, ISTA and Indiana

By Larry Sand
The teachers unions continue to pound the anti-ALEC drum, this year in the Hoosier State. The American Legislative Exchange Council is an organization of state legislators, business leaders and other concerned Americans dedicated to the principles of limited government, free markets and federalism. In the education sphere, ALEC holds that parents should be in charge...

TAGS: ALEC, American Legislative Exchange Council, EdChoice, Education Savings Accounts, Indiana State Teachers Association, Koch Brothers, Larry Sand, Mike Antonucci, Mike Pence, National Education Association, Rebecca Friedrichs, school choice, Scott Walker, tax-credit scholarships, teachers union, vouchers

The National Teacher (Union Member) Shortage

By Larry Sand
NEA/AFT and their friends in the media try to make hay of teacher shortage myth. For years, teachers unions have been moaning that nearly half of all new educators leave the profession within the first five years. They and others have repeated the claim so many times that it has taken on the mantle of...

TAGS: ALEC, American Federation of Teachers, Andrew Coulson, Cato Institute, Indiana State Teachers Association, Koch Brothers, Larry Sand, Mike Antonucci, National Council on Teacher Quality, National Education Association, New York Times, Randi Weingarten, teacher shortage, teachers union

The Good, the Ugly and the Uglier

By Larry Sand
After a loss in Indiana, the teachers unions’ war on education intensifies in Chicago and California. In 2011, Indiana passed a school choice bill which currently allows 9,300 kids from low and middle income families with household income below 150 percent of school lunch eligibility to receive vouchers equal to between 50 and 90 percent...

TAGS: American Federation of Teachers, Blaine Amendment, California Federation of Teachers, California Teachers Association, Indiana State Teachers Association, Karen Lewis, Larry Sand, Mike Antonucci, National Education Association, Randi Weingarten, RiShawn Biddle, school choice, seniority, Students Matter, teachers unions, Vergara, vouchers

Letting Schools Compete: A Boon to the Economy

By Larry Sand
The National Education Association continues to throw out stale bromides in an attempt to salvage a failing and very costly education enterprise. National School Choice Week has just ended and what a week it was! It spanned the country with 3,600 events in all 50 states and D.C., with proclamations and endorsements from 29 governors,...

TAGS: Ben DeGrow, Benjamin Scafidi, Indiana State Teachers Association, Larry Sand, Mike Antonucci, National Education Association, National School Choice Week, Patrick Wolf, school choice, vouchers