Teachers Unions’ Election Day Thumping

By Larry Sand
“Teachers Unions Take a Beating in Midterm Races” “Teachers Unions Take a Shellacking” “Teachers Unions Get Schooled in 2014 Election” The above is just a small sampling of post-election headlines which flooded the media after last Tuesday’s historic election, which generated a major political shakeup in the nation’s capital as well as state houses from...

TAGS: American Enterprise Institute, American Federation of Teachers, Bruce Rauner, California Center for Parent Empowerment, Center for Education Reform, City Journal, EdSource, Gloria Romero, John Fensterwald, Kara Kerwin, Larry Sand, Lily Eskelsen Garcia, Marshall Tuck, National Education Association, Randi Weingarten, Rick Hess, Rick Scott, Rick Snyder, Scott Walker, Steve Greenhut, teachers union, Tom Corbett, Tom Torlakson, Vergara

Education Reform: #1 Issue on the Ballot in California

By Larry Sand
Reformer battles with teachers union darling for top education position in Sacramento. “Teachers Unions Are Putting Themselves On November’s Ballot” was the headline in a recent article by Haley Edwards in Time Magazine. Okay, this is hardly news, but the extent of the largess is eye-opening. Considering that this is not a presidential election year,...

TAGS: American Federation of Teachers, California Teachers Association, Dean Vogel, EdSource, education reform, Eli Broad, Larry Sand, Marshall Tuck, National Education Association, Steve Greenhut, teachers unions, Tom Torlakson, Vergara

Opportunity Re-Knox

By Larry Sand
A recently filed lawsuit in California picks up where Knox v. SEIU left off. In a case brought to the Supreme Court by the National Right to Work Foundation last June, the justices ruled 7-2 that the Service Employees International Union could not force its members to pay the part of union dues that goes...

TAGS: agency fee, California Teachers Association, California Teachers Empowerment Network, Center for Individual Rights, Christian Educators Association International, Knox v. SEIU, Larry Sand, National Education Association, National Right to Work Foundation, Samuel Alito, Service Employees International Union, Steve Greenhut