Young minds, bureaucrats and union bosses

By Larry Sand
School choice is advancing, but the monopolists continue to defend a failing system. As I mentioned in last week’s post, the latest bogus anti-school choice study being touted by the National Education Association was released in June. The report from the Network for Public Education (NPE) and the Schott Foundation contains all the usual gasp-worthy...

TAGS: Cato Institute, Corey DeAngelis, EdChoice, Education Next, ESA, Greg Forster, Larry Sand, Network for Public Education, Patrick Wolf, privatization, school choice, teachers union, vouchers

School choice matters

By Larry Sand
From Puerto Rico to Los Angeles, teachers unions still try to deny parental choice at every turn. In March, six months after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, the island’s lawmakers approved a bill that offered parents school choice options, including vouchers and charter schools. Hardly radical, the voucher program was capped at 3 percent of...

TAGS: American Federation for Children, American Federation of Teachers, EdChoice, Larry Sand, National Education Association, Network for Public Education, Randi Weingarten, teacher strike, teachers union, United Teachers of Los Angeles


By Larry Sand
We have barely unwrapped 2018, and the charter school haters are still partying like its 1992. Last week an article appeared in The Nation – the crusty old-world progressive rag that has been with us since Mr. Lincoln was shot – that blasted charter schools and dredged up the same tired old talking points the...

TAGS: Eva Moskowitz, Harlem Success Academy, Larry Sand, Michael Mulgrew, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Network for Public Education, teachers union, United Federation of Teachers

Shoddy Studies

By Larry Sand
Flawed reports aside, charters – schools of choice – are flourishing. As I wrote last week, too many government-run schools are failing and the future for them, collectively, is not rosy. But the monopolists running our traditional public schools (TPS), in addition to blaming lack of funding, have been busy lashing out at charter schools, which are decentralized and give parents a right to choose where to educate their kids.

TAGS: American Federation of Teachers, Anthony Cody, California Charter School Association, Center for Education Reform, Charter schools, Democrats for Education Reform, Diane Ravitch, Eva Moskowitz, Howard Fuller, In the Public Interest, Larry Sand, National Education Association, Network for Public Education, Randi Weingarten, teachers union