Monopoly Games

By Larry Sand
With a Biden presidency looming, charter schools are once again under attack. “I remember seeing a bumper sticker when the telephone company was all one…and it said ‘We don’t care. We don’t have to.’ And that’s what a monopoly is. That’s what IBM was in their day. And that’s certainly what the public school system...

TAGS: Charter schools, Corey DeAngelis, Joe Biden, Larry Sand, Marcus Winters, monopoly, National Education Association, Patrick Wolf, school choice, teachers union

They don’t have to care

By Larry Sand
Despite what union leaders say, competition makes everything better. A 1995 interview with the late Apple founder Steve Jobs has just resurfaced and is available on YouTube. While the interview, conducted by Computerworld’s Daniel Morrow, went on for 75 minutes, the 3:42 Jobs spent talking about education is memorable. The Silicon Valley visionary knew as...

TAGS: Alex Caputo-Pearl, American Federation of Teachers, Apple, EdChoice, free market, Greg Forster, Larry Sand, monopoly, National Education Association, Randi Weingarten, teachers union

Staples Removers

By Larry Sand
Not content with stifling education reform and school choice, teachers unions have a new target. Dang! The teachers unions have been busier than ever lately. Trying to kill charter schools in California. Fighting teacher evaluations in Florida. Demonizing vouchers, well, everywhere. But now the unions’ have a new bête-noire: Staples. Staples? Yes, Staples. The troubled...

TAGS: American Federation of Teachers, California Federation of Teachers, Josh Pechthalt, Larry Sand, monopoly, teachers union