Rescuing Public Education in California

By Edward Ring
Depending on who you ask, California’s K-12 system of public education would be doing just fine if taxpayers threw another $30 billion (or more) per year into its insatiable maw, or, it is a failed model mostly because the teachers’ union agenda has ruined everything, from a crippling administrative overhead to mandating a curricula more...

TAGS: ed, education, K-12, Prop. 38, Public

The Not So Merry Month of May

By Larry Sand
In California schools, the fifth month (formerly known as May) is now Labor History Month. As Kevin Dayton pointed out in Union Watch last week, the entire month of May is now officially deemed Labor History Month in California. Courtesy of AB 2269, the state education code has been amended to read, The month of...

TAGS: California Federation of Teachers, California Teachers Association, California Teachers Empowerment Network, Dennis Van Roekel, Labor History Month, Larry Sand, National Right to Work Foundation, Prop. 30, Prop. 38, Randi Weingarten, SB 1530, seniority, teachers unions, tenure

The Public Education Jobs Program

By Larry Sand
As you go to the polls next week, please consider the facts before voting to pour more money into the K–12 black hole. Last week, The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice released a comprehensive study which details an employment explosion in America’s public schools. America’s K-12 public education system has experienced tremendous historical growth in...

TAGS: Andrew Coulson, Benjamin Scafidi, Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, Lindsey Burke, NAEP, Prop. 30, Prop. 38