The Disunited State of America

By Larry Sand
“We acknowledge that we meet on stolen land.” The above quote kicks off a contemptible “White Privilege” PowerPoint presentation that the San Diego Unified School District is forcing its teachers to watch. Authored by Robin DiAngelo and Ibram X. Kendi, two high-profile race hustlers, all the usual victimology blather is in full bloom – you...

TAGS: Black Lives Matter, California Teachers Association, Ibram X. Kendi, Larry Sand, National Education Association, Robin DiAngelo, teachers union, Walter Williams, White Fragility, white privilege

Do Black and Hispanic lives really matter to progressives?

By Larry Sand
An illuminating study comparing education in America’s progressive and conservative cities opens a major can of worms. A stunning report that came out in January of this year received little attention at first, and was then completely buried due to the avalanche of coronavirus-related stories. “The Secret Shame: How America’s Most Progressive Cities Betray Their...

TAGS: conservative, educational savings accounts, Larry Sand, tax-credit scholarships, teachers union, vouchers, Walter Williams

The Great “Awokening”

By Larry Sand
The U.S. is in the grips of a Godless religious revival. The “Great Awakening” refers to several periods of religious rejuvenation in American Christianity. Historians and theologians have identified three or four waves of increased religiosity occurring between the 18th and 20th centuries. However, the latest version is secular, and its zealots are focusing their...

TAGS: Larry Sand, National Education Association, teachers union, Walter Williams, White Fragility

Teach for America, not California

By Larry Sand
Assembly bill would eliminate the successful TFA program in CA, a state which desperately needs more good teachers. Assembly Bill 221 in California would prohibit school districts from entering into a contract with a third-party organization that employs teachers “who commit to teaching in the organization for less than five years.” This is an obvious...

TAGS: California Federation of Teachers, Charter schools, Joshua Pechthalt, Larry Sand, Teach For America, teacher quality, teachers union, Walter Williams, Wendy Kopp


By Larry Sand
With the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearings underway, the unions are very jumpy.  Did you know that the U.S. Supreme Court is there to protect the little guy and minorities, uphold women’s rights, and destroy school choice? That’s according to the make-it-up-as-you-go-along left, including the teachers unions. In reality, the job of a SCOTUS...

TAGS: American Federation of State, American Federation of Teachers, Betsy DeVos, County and Municipal Employees, Donald Trump, Larry Sand, Lee Saunders, Lily Eskelsen Garcia, Mark Janus, National Education Association, Randi Weingarten, school choice, Supreme Court, teachers union, vouchers, Walter Williams, Zelman v. Simmons-Harris

From zero tolerance to peace circles

By Larry Sand
  The latest progressive education fad is doing serious damage to kids and teachers. Fads aren’t always harmful things. Hula hoops, goldfish swallowing and pet rocks have really not had a detrimental effect on the nation. But when the education establishment pushes its collective whims on millions of school kids and their teachers, the...

TAGS: California Teachers Association, Larry Sand, Max Eden, National Education Association, teachers union, Walter Williams, zero tolerance