Do American Students’ Lives Matter?

By Larry Sand
The results of the first post-lockdown National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) were released on June 1, and they showed anything but progress. Most subgroups took a big hit, but Blacks and Hispanics suffered the greatest damage. Peggy Carr, commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics, which administers the test, said, “These results are...

TAGS: California public education, california public schools, education, public education, Students First, Students Matter

Earthquake Could Alter Education Landscape in California

By Larry Sand
Latest temblor to hit the Golden State is a lawsuit that could result in a major tectonic shift in education. In September of 1975, due to New York City’s dire fiscal situation, I was laid off from my teaching position at P.S. 125 in Harlem. I lost my job not because I was a bad...

TAGS: California School Boards Association, California Teachers Association, Democrats for Education Reform, first out, last in, LIFO, Parent Revolution, seniority, Students First, Students Matter, Stull Act, teacher tenure

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

By Larry Sand
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

The Route to Teacher Union Extinction: Is the Other Shoe Dropping?

By Larry Sand
In addition to online learning, Democrat’s abandonment of their traditional union allies could put an end to the educational status quo and decimate the teachers unions. In my October 18th post, I wrote about Terry Moe’s book Special Interest: Teachers Unions and America’s Public Schools. I specifically addressed that part of the book in which...

TAGS: American Federation of Teachers, Democrats for Education Reform, education reform, Joy Resmovits, Michelle Rhee, National Education Association, RiShawn Biddle, Students First, Terry Moe