Undisrupted education

By Larry Sand
04/17/2018
The world has progressed in amazing ways since 1983, but for the most part, public education has stagnated. In 1983, the first mobile telephones intended for public use were released, ARPANET became the technical foundation of the internet, and A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform was released. The latter was a report...

TAGS: A Nation at Risk, Center for Education Reform, Charter schools, Clayton Christensen, EdChoice, educational savings accounts, Fordham Institute, Heritage Foundation, Jeanne Allen, Jeb Bush, Larry Sand, Lindsey Burke, Matthew Ladner, Mike Petrilli, NAEP, National Assessment of Educational Progress, tax-credit scholarships, teachers union, vouchers

A Kinder and Gentler Teachers Union?

By Larry Sand
06/21/2016
The unions are trying to take the “we’re in it for the kids” shtick to a new level by declaring that they now collectively bargain for “the common good.” Last week, The American Prospect posted “Teacher Unions Are ‘Bargaining for the Common Good,’” which claims that unions across the country are “expanding their focus to...

TAGS: California Teachers Association, collective bargaining, corporate greed, ghost teachers, Jeb Bush, Larry Sand, pension tsunami, permanence, release time, seniority, Susan Bonilla, teachers union, tenure

Social Justice Warriors at Work

By Larry Sand
08/11/2015
With the election season in full swing, expect a tide of union-led anti-reform, anti-choice and anti-Republican politicking in our kids’ classrooms. “I watched the GOP presidential debate because my students are counting on me” is the title of a piece posted on the National Education Association website by “guest writer” Tom McLaughlin, a high school...

TAGS: Charter schools, Chris Christie, Common Core, education spending, homeschooling, Jeb Bush, John Stocks, Larry Sand, National Education Association, school choice, Scott Walker, social justice, teachers union, Vergara

NEA’s March: Out with a Sham

By Larry Sand
03/31/2015
With the sincerity of an elixir hustler, NEA boss pretends to be objective about the 2016 election. The National Education Association is serious about the 2016 presidential election. The union is serious about every election of course, but this time the union’s leader is actually asking for input from viable candidates even if they haven’t...

TAGS: American Federation of Teachers, Chris Christie, Elizabeth Warren, Jeb Bush, Joe Biden, Koch Brothers, Larry Sand, Lily Eskelsen Garcia, Mike Antonucci, National Education Association, Scott Walker, teachers union