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The No Education Association

The No Education Association

    By Larry Sand As the teachers unions buttress their roadblocks to reopening schools, parental choice is more important than ever. In September 2020, researchers Corey DeAngelis and Christos Makridis released the results of a study which found that school districts in places with strong teachers’ unions were much less likely to offer full-time, in-person instruction […]

A Pension Recommendation for the California Teachers Association

A Pension Recommendation for the California Teachers Association

    By Edward Ring This week a fascinating article on the website of the Education Intelligence Agency revealed that the California Teachers Association, one of the most powerful labor unions in the world, is itself having labor problems. Moreover, the labor problems they’re encountering are because they’re trying to be fiscally responsible. Setting aside for a moment all the […]

Eber: Where’s the “Beef” Gavin?

Eber: Where’s the “Beef” Gavin?

    By Richard Eber, California Political News and Views,   Admittedly, Gavin Newsom has not had much to do these last seven years plus as Lt. Governor of California. It is no secret that Jerry Brown has placed his second in command in a type of political time-out giving him the responsibilities often associated with […]

NEA’s and Hillary’s Bully Folly

NEA’s and Hillary’s Bully Folly

  by LARRY SAND For several weeks now, the National Education Association has been running ads in in nine swing states on the so-called “Trump effect.” The six-figure campaign maintains that Donald Trump’s inflammatory campaign rhetoric has caused a substantial uptick in bullying in schools. NEA president Lily Eskelsen García asserts, “There is bullying going on, […]

Teachers Union Hits Taxpayers with ‘Money Club’ Again

Teachers Union Hits Taxpayers with ‘Money Club’ Again

California Teacher’s Association (CTA) expects to lose landmark Supreme Court case

California Teacher’s Association (CTA) expects to lose landmark Supreme Court case

. The most recent State Worker column by Jon Ortiz in the Sacramento Bee said 2016 was “perhaps the most significant year for government workers in decades” because of the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case, which the U.S. Supreme Court takes up at a hearing on Monday. What is its significance? “[Justices will] hear […]

California’s Government Unions Collect $1.0 Billion Per Year

California’s Government Unions Collect $1.0 Billion Per Year

By Ed Ring  “If you say there is an elephant in the room, you mean that there is an obvious problem or difficult situation that people do not want to talk about.” –  Cambridge Dictionaries Online If you study California’s legislature, it doesn’t take long to learn there’s an elephant in both chambers, bigger and […]

Four bills could wrap charter schools in red tape

Four bills could wrap charter schools in red tape

By John Seiler . Since their introduction in California 23 years ago, pill charter schools have grown like kudzu. According to the California Charter Schools Association, the state now boasts 1,184 charter schools, teaching an estimated 547,800 students. Charters are public schools that generally work outside the statewide schools system, cutting out much of the […]

California Teachers Brace For Impact

California Teachers Brace For Impact