My latest open letter to Randi Weingarten

By Larry Sand
This is the fifth in a series of missives to the president of the American Federation of Teachers. (The first four can be accessed here.) Hey Randi! Can you believe it! Next Monday will be our tenth anniversary! Yup, a whole decade has passed since Terry Moe, Rod Paige and I devoured you and two...

TAGS: American Federation of Teachers, Betsy DeVos, Elizabeth Warren, Hillary Clinton, Janus decision, Larry Sand, NRA, Randi Weingarten, Rod Paige, teachers union, Terry Moe

Carrying for the kids

By Larry Sand
An analysis of school shootings by the U.S. Secret Service doesn’t really tell us anything new. A report released last week by the U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center on “targeted school violence” doesn’t add much to what we already knew. Nearly every attacker “experienced negative home life factors.” Most were victims of bullying...

TAGS: American Federation of Teachers, California Teachers Association, Larry Sand, NRA, Parkland, Randi Weingarten, Sandy Hook, teachers union

SATIRE: California State Superintendent bans finger guns in schools

By Koppany Jordan
The following was written for the “Fake News or Real” quiz on National Review’s Radio Free California podcast. –Editor After a string of non-fatal gun battles in California’s classrooms, Superintendent Tony Thurmond announced new guidelines on Tuesday to ban the use of finger guns. “This ends now! We must act! We can’t just sit around...

TAGS: California, education, NRA, Tony Thurmond

Home invasion

By Larry Sand
Using the Turpins as an excuse, California legislative busybodies are looking to punish homeschooling families. It was shocking to learn in January that Californians David and Louise Turpin had imprisoned their thirteen children for years in the most disgusting and degrading ways. Fortunately, one of the girls escaped from the home in Perris, and contacted...

TAGS: California Teachers Association, homeschool, Jose Medina, National Education Association, NRA, Parkland, United Teachers of Los Angeles