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CA Controller Publishes 2020 K-12 Education Salary Data

CA Controller Publishes 2020 K-12 Education Salary Data

SACRAMENTO — State Controller Betty T. Yee today updated her Government Compensation in California (GCC) website to include self-reported 2020 salary data for K-12 education employers in the state. The data cover 441,689 positions and nearly $20.47 billion in wages at employers including public school districts, charter schools, and county offices of education. While cities, counties, and special […]

It’s Time To End Government-Run Schooling

It’s Time To End Government-Run Schooling

by Larry Sand The National Center for Education Statistics recently published K-12 enrollment data for the 2020–21 school year, and it showed a 3% drop – about 1.5 million kids from the previous year. With a total k–12 enrollment of about 51 million students in the U.S., that equates to a loss of 1.5 million children. The […]

Monopoly Games

Monopoly Games

    By Larry Sand With a Biden presidency looming, charter schools are once again under attack. “I remember seeing a bumper sticker when the telephone company was all one…and it said ‘We don’t care. We don’t have to.’ And that’s what a monopoly is. That’s what IBM was in their day. And that’s certainly […]

San Diego NAACP President Suspended for Favoring Charter Schools

San Diego NAACP President Suspended for Favoring Charter Schools

Decision removing Clovis Honoré comes amid dispute over charter school resolution By JEFF MCDONALD The national board of the NAACP recently suspended the San Diego chapter president for three years, saying in a letter his conduct was contrary to the best interests of the storied civil rights organization. Clovis Honoré, who has served as head of […]

Gov. Newsom asks to review impact of California charter schools on district finances

Gov. Newsom asks to review impact of California charter schools on district finances

  . By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views This is what we know about charter schools: The quality of the education is better than that of regular government/union schools. The cost of education is less—no crazy unions rules or mandates. Teachers have higher take home pay—they do not pay union dues, they keep the […]

Profits of doom: From California to Africa, teachers unions fight the “for-profit” bogeyman.

Profits of doom: From California to Africa, teachers unions fight the “for-profit” bogeyman.

. By Larry Sand Well, I guess we can all rest just a bit easier now that California is on the verge of banning for-profit charter schools. Sponsored by the California Federation of Teachers, AB 406 is making its way through the California State Senate, having glided through the Assembly. In an op-ed in the Sacramento Bee, CFT […]

A confirmed Betsy DeVos is bringing change By Richard Eber

A confirmed Betsy DeVos is bringing change By Richard Eber

. By Richard Eber, California Political News and Views   Senate Democrats were proud of their progressive actions in casting all 48 ballots against the confirmation of Betsy DeVos to become President Trump’s choice to be Secretary of Education. It took a tie breaker vote by Vice-President Mike Pence to put her over the top […]

Teachers Unions Double Down on Charter Vilification

Teachers Unions Double Down on Charter Vilification

By LARRY SAND UTLA and CTA’s anti-charter school obsession has reached epidemic proportions.  Just weeks after United Teachers of Los Angeles president Alex Caputo-Pearl threw his if-we-don’t get-our-way-we’re-going-to-create-a-state-crisis tantrum, the teachers union has hit the streets with a media campaign. Empowered by a massive dues increase, UTLA is spreading its venom via billboards, bus benches […]

ACLU Joins Unions to Attack California Charter Schools

ACLU Joins Unions to Attack California Charter Schools

By ED RING About 6.2 million students attend California’s K-12 public schools. Of those, over 570,000 are enrolled in public charter schools. Most of these charter schools operate with a degree of management autonomy and teacher accountability that goes well beyond what is permitted by the union work rules that govern traditional public schools. These charter schools […]

School Choice: Free the Students/Free the Parents for Quality Education

School Choice: Free the Students/Free the Parents for Quality Education