If Everyone Is Behind, Then No One Is Behind

By Larry Sand
COVID-19 has further exposed the teachers unions’ disregard for children. In early September, researchers Corey DeAngelis and Christos Makridis released the results of a study they spearheaded, which found that “school districts in places with stronger teachers’ unions are much less likely to offer full-time, in-person instruction this fall.” The authors stress that the results...

TAGS: American Academy of Pediatrics, American Federation for Children, Christos Makridis, Corey DeAngelis, COVID-19, Eric Hanushek, Larry Sand, teachers union, Washington Education Association

Heartless and Mindless

By Larry Sand
As the National Education Association embarks on a new PR campaign, some of its affiliates engage in lawsuits and strikes. In July, the National Education Association unearthed its “Strategic Plan and Budget” for 2016-2018. The introduction to the 76-page document includes the notion that the union needs to “win the race to capture the hearts...

TAGS: American Federation of Teachers, charter school, Chicago Teachers Union, Chris Christie, Florida Education Association, Heartland Institute, Larry Sand, National Education Association, Randi Weingarten, school choice, tax credit scholarship, teachers union, Washington Education Association

A Mostly Merry Month for Educational Choice

By Larry Sand
Those favoring educational freedom – and their enemies – have been busy in May. Overall, May has been a good month for the school choice movement despite a few lawsuits involving the teachers unions (so what else is new?). The Washington Education Association announced it would file suit by the end of the month challenging...

TAGS: education savings account, Florida Education Association, Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, Greg Forster, Jay Greene, Larry Sand, National Education Association, Patrick Wolf, Pell Grant, tax credit scholarship, teachers union, United Teachers of Los Angeles, Washington Education Association

Reactionary Teachers Union Parties like It’s 1909

By Larry Sand
Self-serving Washington Education Association dusts off a 100 year old law to shut down charter schools. As I have frequently written, the teachers unions have a schizoid relationship with charter schools. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays they want to kill them off; on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays they want to unionize them. Earlier this month,...

TAGS: American Enterprise Institute, Charter schools, Eric Owens, Larry Sand, Lily Eskelsen Garcia, National Education Association, Rick Hess, teachers union, Washington Education Association