Domestic terrorists?

By Lance Christensen
10/08/2021
If there’s a silver lining to be found in the way teachers’ unions robbed a year-and-a-half of learning from students, it’s that parents across the country have become more engaged in their children’s education. For months, we’ve seen parents band together to ask more of their school districts, and not a week goes by without...

TAGS: Lance Christensen, NSBA, school boards

Die Another Day: Bonds like Prop 13 are a burden for tomorrow

By Chris Reed
02/26/2020
The conventional wisdom about Proposition 13 — the only ballot measure before California voters in the March 3 election — is that the $15 billion construction bond benefitting public schools, state universities and community colleges is of relatively little importance to the average voter. While there are concerns that local districts will have to raise...

TAGS: bonds, California State Teachers Retirement System, Chris Reed, Los Angeles Unified School District, school boards

Adults’ Rights Come Before Children’s Health and Welfare in Public Schools

By Larry Sand
03/06/2012
Parents send their children to school assuming that kids are its number one priority. But as recent events have shown, public schools are Ground Zero for a culture that puts children last and doesn’t hold adults accountable. In Waiting For Superman, Michelle Rhee stated that it took her a while, but she finally realized that...

TAGS: American Federation for Children, California Teachers Association, Los Angeles Unfied School District, Mark Berndt, Michelle Rhee, Parent Revolution, Parent Trigger, school boards, Students First, teachers unions

Exposing a 40 Year Education Crime: Why California Needs School Choice

By Larry Sand
01/24/2012
Busting LAUSD and every other school district in the state for negligence should help kids, but it’s anyone’s guess as to when. In the meantime, giving families more educational options would be a great help, but don’t hold your breath, California. With National School Choice Week underway, we see many positive things happening across the...

TAGS: National School Choice Week, school boards, Stull Act, teachers unions, vouchers

The Tea Party and the Teachers Unions

By Larry Sand
05/24/2011
Teachers unions wield great power in determining school board races, but with state legislation and Tea Party activism, their power is being diminished. As I write this, a school board election held in Los Angeles on May 17th is too close to call. Even with the backing of Mayor Villaraigosa, Luis Sanchez is still lagging...

TAGS: school boards, Tea Party, teachers union, Terry Moe