Larry Sand

Larry Sand is president of the California Teachers Empowerment Network.
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Opposition Is Rising to Teacher Union-Mandated Shutdowns

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...

Equity = Inequality, Discrimination and Mediocrity

At the same time that the indoctrination of American students continues to work its way through the schools, its evil twin “equity” is advancing right along with it. As the race-obsessed Ibram...

Elite Private Schools Go Woke

Colleges have been fertile fields of woke craziness for years now. Just a few recent examples: Middlebury College Professor Jonathan Miller-Lane claims that “To preserve American democracy, Whiteness must be demilitarized so that bodies...

Child Suicide, Covid, and the Unions

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 6 percent of U.S. children aged 6 through 17 are afflicted with autism, severe anxiety, depression, trauma-related mental health conditions, and other serious emotional...

The Wacky Woke Pandemic

The radical rambling of the woke crowd – those who want to restructure society by dividing America according to race – is advancing, and things are getting truly bizarre.  Seattle’s K-12 Math Ethnic...

Sand: Unity or Union Fealty?

"In Joe Biden’s inaugural speech last week, he stressed 'unity.' In fact, he used the term eight times. So you might think that, in the education realm, he might extend olive branches...

Government Schools Ramp Up Anti-‘Whiteness’ Agenda with Taxpayer Dollars

In December it was revealed that the San Diego Unified School District had hired Ibram X. Kendi and Robin DiAngelo, two brazen race hustlers posing as “trainers” to jam their radical racial...

Commentary: Latest Attack on School Choice Is Short on Facts, Heavy on Fear-Mongering

The latest anti-school choice rant comes to us courtesy of Diane Ravitch, “a historian of education,” who is the Arthur Clarke of her field. When she writes, the reader is treated to science fiction dosed with a substantive amount of snake oil for good measure. In the current New York Review of Books, Ravitch’s “The Dark History of School Choice” is laden with cherry-picked half-truths and a level of fearmongering guaranteed to put a satisfied smirk on the face of every teacher union leader. Reviewing several books on the subject, she does correctly cite a few circumstances where the push for the privatization of schools was used to promote racial segregation, but her 3,700-word tirade is very light on facts, and is instead primarily an excuse to bash Betsy DeVos, Christianity and free market policies in education.

Biden Ain’t for the Kids

At the risk of stating the obvious, the country’s political future is murky. If Joe Biden withstands the onslaught of ballot fraud challenges and becomes POTUS 46, it’s anyone’s guess as to...

Teachers Unions Push to Halt Rapid Growth of Pandemic Pods

Seriously threatened by the pod phenomenon, the National Education Association is taking action. The union issued an “opposition report” attacking Prenda, a microschool provider in Arizona. Among other things, while Prenda policy says that prescription drugs, alcohol and weapons must be locked and secured at a pod location, the union claims that it is unclear whether Prenda conducts any inspections. NEA also says that Prenda should be taken to task for not providing meals or transportation to the students. In other words, the union is suggesting that parents are incapable of taking care of their own kids’ most basic needs.

Larry Sand

Larry Sand is president of the California Teachers Empowerment Network.

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Opposition Is Rising to Teacher Union-Mandated Shutdowns

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...

Equity = Inequality, Discrimination and Mediocrity

At the same time that the indoctrination of American students continues to work its way through the schools, its evil twin “equity” is advancing...

Elite Private Schools Go Woke

Colleges have been fertile fields of woke craziness for years now. Just a few recent examples: Middlebury College Professor Jonathan Miller-Lane claims that “To...

Child Suicide, Covid, and the Unions

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 6 percent of U.S. children aged 6 through 17 are afflicted with autism, severe anxiety, depression,...

The Wacky Woke Pandemic

The radical rambling of the woke crowd – those who want to restructure society by dividing America according to race – is advancing, and...

Sand: Unity or Union Fealty?

"In Joe Biden’s inaugural speech last week, he stressed 'unity.' In fact, he used the term eight times. So you might think that, in...

Government Schools Ramp Up Anti-‘Whiteness’ Agenda with Taxpayer Dollars

In December it was revealed that the San Diego Unified School District had hired Ibram X. Kendi and Robin DiAngelo, two brazen race hustlers...

Commentary: Latest Attack on School Choice Is Short on Facts, Heavy on Fear-Mongering

The latest anti-school choice rant comes to us courtesy of Diane Ravitch, “a historian of education,” who is the Arthur Clarke of her field. When she writes, the reader is treated to science fiction dosed with a substantive amount of snake oil for good measure. In the current New York Review of Books, Ravitch’s “The Dark History of School Choice” is laden with cherry-picked half-truths and a level of fearmongering guaranteed to put a satisfied smirk on the face of every teacher union leader. Reviewing several books on the subject, she does correctly cite a few circumstances where the push for the privatization of schools was used to promote racial segregation, but her 3,700-word tirade is very light on facts, and is instead primarily an excuse to bash Betsy DeVos, Christianity and free market policies in education.

Biden Ain’t for the Kids

At the risk of stating the obvious, the country’s political future is murky. If Joe Biden withstands the onslaught of ballot fraud challenges and...

Teachers Unions Push to Halt Rapid Growth of Pandemic Pods

Seriously threatened by the pod phenomenon, the National Education Association is taking action. The union issued an “opposition report” attacking Prenda, a microschool provider in Arizona. Among other things, while Prenda policy says that prescription drugs, alcohol and weapons must be locked and secured at a pod location, the union claims that it is unclear whether Prenda conducts any inspections. NEA also says that Prenda should be taken to task for not providing meals or transportation to the students. In other words, the union is suggesting that parents are incapable of taking care of their own kids’ most basic needs.