Defective bargaining

By Larry Sand
07/27/2021
A challenger for governor of California could radically improve education with one executive order. In a recent opinion piece in The Epoch Times, veteran writer John Seiler put forth a set of strategies for a Republican to beat California Governor Gavin Newsom in the state’s September 14th recall election. Among other things, he suggests that...

TAGS: collective bargaining, Larry Sand, recall, Rodda Act, teachers unions, Unions

Masking students and unmasking the radical agenda

By Larry Sand
07/20/2021
The decision to mask and indoctrinate school children in California has been left to local school districts. The new school year is still weeks away in California, but summer break has hardly been a carefree romp on the beach. On July 12th, the California Department of Public Health, ignoring CDC guidance, announced that all students...

TAGS: education, Larry Sand, union

Confronting Randi’s twaddle

By Larry Sand
07/13/2021
After insisting that Critical Race Theory is not being taught in k-12 schools, Randi Weingarten – teacher union boss and gaslighter extraordinaire – has ceded any right to be taken seriously. Randi Weingarten, the gaffe-prone president of the American Federation of Teachers has outdone herself, and that isn’t easy. In a series of seven open...

TAGS: critical race theory, education, Larry Sand, Randi Weingarten

Awakening to woke

By Larry Sand
04/27/2021
The mainstreaming of Marxism is meeting resistance from anti-woke warriors, but more people must lose their fear and fight back. Here in California, the woke train rolls merrily along.  If AB 101 passes in its current version, a one-semester high school course in ethnic studies will be mandated starting in the 2029–2030 school year. Each...

TAGS: critical race theory, curriculum, education reform, Larry Sand, school choice, woke

Los Angeles Schools Kowtow to Union Demands

By Larry Sand
04/20/2021
Children in L.A. are suffering at the hands of the school district and its “labor partner.” Public schools are finally opening in Los Angeles, but education will be unlike anything the kids have ever seen. Elementary students will attend school just half the time – groups of students will have in-person instruction either in the...

TAGS: Austin Beutner, Cecily Myart-Cruz, Great Public Schools Now, Larry Sand, Los Angeles Unified School District, teachers union, United Teachers of Los Angeles

Child Abuse in Plain Sight

By Larry Sand
04/13/2021
Forcing Critical Race Theory on children is psychologically damaging. I come from a time when schools existed to teach the ABCs, basic math and the amazing story of the American founding. While it’s true that Horace Mann, the man who first promoted universal public education, was a central planner, government schools usually turned out educated...

TAGS: capitalism, critical race theory, Cultural Marxism, Horace Mann, Larry Sand

Educational Freedom Is on the Move

By Larry Sand
04/06/2021
School choice is rapidly advancing across the U.S. On March 9th, I wrote that Covid-related lockdowns were leading many states to implement or advance already existing school choice measures. Just four weeks later, it is happening at breakneck speed. Legislators and parents have become fed up, and are doing what they can to regain control...

TAGS: Greg Forster, Kevin Kiley, Larry Sand, Lindsey Burke, Patrick Wolf, school choice, teachers union

The Looming Nightmare

By Larry Sand
03/30/2021
The ongoing Covid lockdown hysteria is taking a brutal toll on the young. According to the Burbio school tracker, 53 percent of schools nationwide are now fully open for business. With the new CDC guidelines having determined that three feet is a safe distance for students, one would think the other 47 percent would embrace...

TAGS: American Federation of Teachers, CDC, Covid, Darren Miller, Diane Ravitch, Larry Sand, National Education Association, Randi Weingarten, teachers union

Myart-Cruz Control

By Larry Sand
03/23/2021
Resistance mounts to teacher union orchestrated lockdowns in Los Angeles. As has been well documented, pandemic-related school reopenings are based mostly on politics and union strength. In union-lite, politically-sensible Florida, the state resumed in-person instruction in August, and Covid case rates remained lower than those in the general community. According to Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran,...

TAGS: CDC, Cecily Myart-Cruz, Cultural Marxism, Howard Blume, Larry Sand, teachers union, United Teachers of Los Angeles

California’s Draft Ethnic Studies Curriculum Still Isn’t Right

By Larry Sand
03/17/2021
(Note: This piece, co-written with Lia Rensin, first appeared in various Southern California News Group newspapers.) On March 5th, the California Department of Education released a fourth draft of its Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum. Not surprisingly, letters opposing Critical Race Theory and Critical Ethnic Studies comprised the #1 concern about the ESMC. And yet, more...

TAGS: critical race theory, Cultural Marxism, Larry Sand