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

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

Opposition Is Rising to Teacher Union-Mandated Shutdowns

By Larry Sand
03/02/2021
Refusing to accept responsibility for Covid-related lockdowns, the American Federation of Teachers tars Republicans. In a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed, former New Jersey governor Chris Christie, a Republican, correctly blamed the nation’s teachers unions for the overwrought Covid-related lockdowns that have strangled public education throughout much of the country. The American Federation of Teachers...

TAGS: Austin Beutner, Chris Christie, Larry Sand, teachers union, United Teachers of Los Angeles

The Wacky Woke Pandemic

By Larry Sand
02/09/2021
The resegregation, victimization and historical manipulation of America is advancing. The radical rambling of the woke crowd – those who want to restructure society by dividing America according race – is advancing, and things are getting truly bizarre.  Seattle’s k-12 Math Ethnic Studies Framework teaches that “Western” math is a means of “power and oppression,”...

TAGS: Black Lives Matter, Ethnic studies, Ibram X. Kendi, Larry Sand, Robin DiAngelo, United Teachers of Los Angeles, woke

And the Edu-Razzie Goes to….

By Larry Sand
08/11/2020
The teachers unions keep racking up dubious awards. In the past week, I have seen cashiers, cops, postal employees, pharmacists, doctors, receptionists, nurses, bus drivers and others who work directly with the public remain on the job. Maybe they realize that if they don’t work, they will have no income. Maybe they have a sense...

TAGS: American Academy of Pediatrics, American Federation of Teachers, California Teachers Empowerment Network, CDC, Cecily Myart-Cruz, Chicago Teachers Union, Larry Sand, Mike Antonucci, teachers union, United Teachers of Los Angeles

School is canceled in California

By Larry Sand
07/21/2020
Governor Newsom and teachers unions nix in-person instruction for most school kids in the fall. The writing was on the chalkboard when the California Teachers Association released a statement on July 8th asserting that, due to coronavirus concerns, schools should not open in the fall. The following day, the United Teachers of Los Angeles echoed...

TAGS: American Academy of Pediatrics, California Teachers Association, Corey DeAngelis, Gavin Newsom, John Fensterwald, Kevin Kiley, Larry Sand, Los Angeles Unified School District, pandemic pods, school choice, socialism, Speak Up, teachers union, United Teachers of Los Angeles

The coming upheaval in education

By Larry Sand
05/12/2020
Due to Covid-19 related economic realities, the unions demand the Feds pour billions more into education. There is no way to sugarcoat it. The economic impact of Covid-19 will take its toll on education funding. The National Education Association is in full freak-out mode, “calling for an additional $175 billion to stabilize education funding—the $30.7...

TAGS: Alex Caputo-Pearl, Benjamin Scafidi, California Teachers Association, COVID-19, Larry Sand, LIFO, National Education Association, seniority, teachers union, United Teachers of Los Angeles

Freedom for me, but not for thee

By Larry Sand
04/14/2020
Temporary Los Angeles teacher union contract, inspired by COVID-19, liberates teachers, but parents and kids are still held captive, of course. On Thursday, April 9th the Los Angeles Unified School District struck a distance-learning pact with the United Teachers of Los Angeles. The seat-of-the-pants labor agreement was necessitated by the closing of all district schools...

TAGS: Alex Caputo-Pearl, coronavirus, COVID-19, education savings account, Larry Sand, school choice, teachers union, United Teachers of Los Angeles

The coronavirus and rigid education policy

By Larry Sand
04/07/2020
As the COVID-19 crisis continues, much of the Big-Ed/Big Union complex maintains its inflexibility.   With U.S. schools closed, educators across the land are scrambling to figure out how to provide instruction to millions of students via computers. Granted, an immediate switch to distance learning is not easy for school districts, which by and large...

TAGS: Alex Caputo-Pearl, Betsy DeVos, coronavirus, Larry Sand, Lily Eskelsen Garcia, National Education Association, teachers union, United Teachers of Los Angeles