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USA No. 1 in education — spending 15

July 5, 2013 By Larry Sand The National Education Association, whose state affiliate is the California Teachers Association, just came out with a “research” report which should be taken about as seriously as the Tobacco Institute study that denied the

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Studies flunk class-size reduction 13

(Cross-posted from Union Watch.) Oct. 17, 2012 By Larry Sand It’s time to “just say no” to the small class-size pushers and eliminate seniority as a staffing mechanism. Small class size means less work for teachers. Parents seem to think

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Gadfly Radio broadcasts perspective on Anaheim riots, state schools 0

July 25, 2012 By John Seiler Check out Gadfly Radio’s latest broadcast. Featured first is Gustavo Arellano, ace reporter for the OC Weekly, on the riots in Anaheim that followed the police shooting death of an unarmed man. The second

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Don’t buy NEA snake oil 20

Editor’s note: This is cross-posted from our friend Larry Sand. The NEA is the parent union of the powerful California Teachers Association. July 24, 2012 By Larry Sand The teachers union uses bogus numbers to con the public into believing

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‘Social justice’ education hurts students 0

Editor’s note: This first appeared on UnionWatch.org. May 7, 2012 By Larry Sand Last month, the drone-like National Education Association President Dennis Van Roekel gave a talk at the annual gathering of the Nebraska State Education Association. The California Teachers

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School Choice Goes to Head of the Class 1

This article first appeared in UnionWatch.org. MARCH 7, 2012 By LARRY SAND Last month, Education Week published “What Research Says About School Choice,” in which nine scholars analyze the results of various studies concerning “school choice” — the quaint notion

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CA Bucks National School-Choice Reforms 3

The following first appeared in City Journal California. JAN. 30, 2012 By LARRY SAND January 22 through 28 marked the second annual National School Choice Week. While much of the rest of the country can celebrate some successes since last

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Smaller Classrooms Hurt Kids 0

John Seiler: I’ve been fighting for at least 15 years the bad idea that smaller classrooms necessarily are better. California enacted class-size reductions in the mid-1990s. With budget problems, that “reform” now is being reviewed. The class-size reductions were advanced

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Court Helps Kids in Bad Schools 0

John Seiler: Here’s part of a new article in the City Journal by Larry Sand of the California Teacher Empowerment Network. Given California’s poor performance — 49th of 50 states on national tests — something has to be done. ——————————

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