Posts Tagged ‘Larry Sand’

USA No. 1 in education — spending

Friday, July 5th, 2013

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 link between smoking and lung cancer. The ...

Studies flunk class-size reduction

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

(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 that their child will be better educated in a room...

Gadfly Radio broadcasts perspective on Anaheim riots, state schools

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

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 guest is Larry Sand, talking about education reform. Martha Mon...

Don’t buy NEA snake oil

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

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 that education needs more funding. The National Educatio...

‘Social justice’ education hurts students

Monday, May 7th, 2012

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 Association is an affiliat...

School Choice Goes to Head of the Class

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

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 that parents should be ab...

CA Bucks National School-Choice Reforms

Monday, January 30th, 2012

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 year, California’s education reformers often spend their...

Smaller Classrooms Hurt Kids

Saturday, July 9th, 2011

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 by then-Gov. Pete Wilson,...

Court Helps Kids in Bad Schools

Friday, March 25th, 2011

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. ------------------------------ LARRY SAND One Small Strike Against Te...