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My Latest Missive to Randi Weingarten

My Latest Missive to Randi Weingarten

    By Larry Sand This is the sixth in a series of open letters to the president of the American Federation of Teachers. (The first five can be accessed here.) Yo Randi! I am really concerned about you, girl! First, at Al Sharpton’s National Day of Action lefty-fest in D.C. a couple of weeks ago, you informed […]

Failing education, lawsuits and parental choice

Failing education, lawsuits and parental choice

. . By Larry Sand . Americans are shockingly weak in civics. The latest Annenberg Public Policy Center survey finds that only 39 percent could name the three branches of U.S. government and less than one-quarter know that Congress has to muster a two-thirds vote to override a presidential veto. The results are in line with a study […]

Conejo Valley Schools parental choice book dispute status: Spinning the narrative, attacking board members, etc.

Conejo Valley Schools parental choice book dispute status: Spinning the narrative, attacking board members, etc.

By George Miller Are the Acorn and the Star being one-sided and unfair covering Conejo book list policy? Is parental choice “censorship?” Why are Progressive pressure groups apoplectic over it?             Foreword The debate and arguments (some call it “BookGate”) surrounding the new Conejo Valley Unified School District book selection […]

Teachers’ Unions Losing the Long War Over Parental Choice

Teachers’ Unions Losing the Long War Over Parental Choice

. By Steven Greenhut Sacramento — Supporters of charter schools, homeschooling and other forms of school “choice” are so used to fighting in the trenches against the state’s muscular teachers’ unions that they often forget how much progress they’ve made in the last decade or so. Recent events have shown the degree of progress, even if […]