Here we go again …

By Chantal Lovell
07/12/2021
Randi Weingarten is once again trying to gaslight the American public. First, she ludicrously claimed teachers unions had actually been fighting to reopen schools – not keep them closed – since April 2020. Now, she’s trying to fool parents into thinking assignments titled “Why I’m a racist” and “White savior complex” aren’t critical race theory....

TAGS: American Federation of Teachers, Chantal Lovell, critical race theory, newsletter, Randi Weingarten, teachers union

New polling shows COVID-19 shifted California voters’ opinions on schools

By Chantal Lovell
06/02/2021
Majority think public schools are failing minority students, want more choice June 2, 2021 – TUSTIN, Calif. – After more than a year of school closures, new polling suggests California voters – and importantly, parents – are ready for more choices in public education. Statewide polling commissioned by the California Policy Center (CPC) found that,...

TAGS: Covid, Education Savings Accounts, ESA, school choice, teachers union

Winning a war of attrition against government unions

By Edward Ring
04/23/2021
Anyone involved in state or local politics in California soon realizes that government unions are the most powerful special interest in the state. From time to time, as the ride-share behemoths proved in spectacular fashion last November with Proposition 22, corporations will defy the unions on very specific issues. But by and large California’s corporations...

TAGS: California Teachers Association, collective bargaining, education reform, Edward Ring, public sector unions, recall, teachers union, Unions, vouchers

Los Angeles Schools Kowtow to Union Demands

By Larry Sand
04/20/2021
Children in L.A. are suffering at the hands of the school district and its “labor partner.” Public schools are finally opening in Los Angeles, but education will be unlike anything the kids have ever seen. Elementary students will attend school just half the time – groups of students will have in-person instruction either in the...

TAGS: Austin Beutner, Cecily Myart-Cruz, Great Public Schools Now, Larry Sand, Los Angeles Unified School District, teachers union, United Teachers of Los Angeles

Educational Freedom Is on the Move

By Larry Sand
04/06/2021
School choice is rapidly advancing across the U.S. On March 9th, I wrote that Covid-related lockdowns were leading many states to implement or advance already existing school choice measures. Just four weeks later, it is happening at breakneck speed. Legislators and parents have become fed up, and are doing what they can to regain control...

TAGS: Greg Forster, Kevin Kiley, Larry Sand, Lindsey Burke, Patrick Wolf, school choice, teachers union

The Looming Nightmare

By Larry Sand
03/30/2021
The ongoing Covid lockdown hysteria is taking a brutal toll on the young. According to the Burbio school tracker, 53 percent of schools nationwide are now fully open for business. With the new CDC guidelines having determined that three feet is a safe distance for students, one would think the other 47 percent would embrace...

TAGS: American Federation of Teachers, CDC, Covid, Darren Miller, Diane Ravitch, Larry Sand, National Education Association, Randi Weingarten, teachers union

Myart-Cruz Control

By Larry Sand
03/23/2021
Resistance mounts to teacher union orchestrated lockdowns in Los Angeles. As has been well documented, pandemic-related school reopenings are based mostly on politics and union strength. In union-lite, politically-sensible Florida, the state resumed in-person instruction in August, and Covid case rates remained lower than those in the general community. According to Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran,...

TAGS: CDC, Cecily Myart-Cruz, Cultural Marxism, Howard Blume, Larry Sand, teachers union, United Teachers of Los Angeles

School Reopening Update- Who’s On First? LA Dodgers’ Opening Day or LAUSD School Reopenings

By Brandon Ristoff
03/10/2021
CLICK HERE to see which benchmarks your county has passed this week. New updates to COVID-19 restrictions has led to more questions when it comes to reopening schools. Recently it was announced that theme parks and outdoor entertainment venues can reopen at limited capacity. Previously, large theme parks like Disneyland could only reopen once they...

TAGS: Disneyland, Gavin Newsom, reopening, reopening schools, teachers union, Unions, United Teachers of Los Angeles

Teachers Unions Are Promoting School Choice

By Larry Sand
03/09/2021
As a result of their insistence on school closings, the unions are inadvertently leading the charge to educational freedom. As I wrote last week, opposition to teacher union-mandated lockdowns is growing. Parent groups are springing up all over the country, demanding that schools reopen. They see the irreparable harm being done to their kids on...

TAGS: American Federation of Teachers, California Teachers Association, EdChoice, Eric Hanushek, Larry Sand, Randi Weingarten, school choice, teachers union