Permanent Disgrace

By Larry Sand
My encounters with tenure, aka permanence, aka undue process for teachers. In an article posted recently, Harvard professor and editor-in-chief of Education Next Paul Peterson asks, “Do Teachers Support the Vergara Decision?” More specifically, he discusses tenure, which is on hold in California due to Judge Rolf Treu’s ruling. The tenure statute is the part...

TAGS: A.J. Duffy, Dennis Van Roekel, Education Next, Eric Hanushek, Larry Sand, National Education Association, Paul Peterson, permanence, Rolf Treu, teacher jail, teachers union, tenure, United Teachers of Los Angeles, Vergara

U.S. – #1 in Education … Spending

By Larry Sand
But in educational achievement, we are not even close to the top. The National Education Association just came out with a “research” report which should be taken about as seriously as the Tobacco Institute study that denied the link between smoking and lung cancer. The “Rankings of the States 2012 and Estimates of School Statistics...

TAGS: Choice Media, education spending, Larry Sand, National Education Association, Paul Peterson, teachers unions

Milwaukee: Happy Days, Schlitz, Harley-Davidson … and School Choice

By Larry Sand
Schlitz may be the beer that made Milwaukee famous, but recently the spotlight has been shining on the city’s school choice efforts. Back in 1990, the Pleistocene Era of education reform, the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program became the nation’s first publicly funded school choice program for low-income children. Born of an interesting political marriage –...

TAGS: Bill Ayers, Larry Sand, Milwaukee Parental Choice Program, National Education Association, Patrick Wolf, Paul Peterson, school choice, Scott Walker, teachers union, vouchers