Don’t Buy into SEL

By Larry Sand
05/11/2022
This article originally appeared in For Kids and Country.  Social Emotional Learning (SEL) was always a bad idea, and now that it is politicized, it’s a nightmare. As a longtime teacher, I have seen firsthand that education is a fad-filled field. Culturally responsive education, inventive spelling, new math, experiential learning, balanced literacy, etc. are educational...

TAGS: parents, social emotional learning, Transparency

The School Fiscal Officer’s Dilemma

By Mark Moses
04/25/2022
Most California school districts and their labor unions have finally come to terms on COVID-19 protocols, reconciling federal and state funding and mandate issues with the funding given them in several relief packages. Now, a new round of labor unrest is percolating across the state as new compensation contracts are negotiated. Teachers expect sizable raises,...

TAGS: parents, teachers union, teachers unions

Yes, Virginia, There Are Lessons We Have Learned

By Larry Sand
11/11/2021
The recent election in Virginia has provided a trove of “teachable moments.” As a former educator, I know a teachable moment when I see one. And the political doings in Virginia this fall have been a goldmine. While the Democrats still maintain a small majority in the Old Dominion’s Senate in the recent election, Virginia...

TAGS: Central Valley, culture, election, parents, party, Teacher, Terry mcauliffe, union, va, virginia, wars