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Where school dollars go to die

Where school dollars go to die

  . . By LARRY SAND  . A new study points fingers at charter schools for malfeasance, but traditional public schools are still by far #1 in wasteful spending. The National Education Association wants you to know that it is very concerned about your pocketbook! The teachers union is touting a brand new study released by the […]

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, […]

End the Education Fights: Time for a Divorce

End the Education Fights: Time for a Divorce

, , By Thomas L. Knapp Students at Mount Horeb Primary Center in Wisconsin were scheduled to read the book I Am Jazz, by teen transgender celebrity Jazz Jennings, in late November, the idea being to acquaint the student body — which includes a trans girl — with the basics of gender identity. The reading […]

Doctored Education

Doctored Education

By Larry Sand . Using testing as a backdrop, NEA president promotes 1950s industrial-style education. The American Enterprise Institute’s education policy maven Rick Hess has been traveling around the country promoting his new book The Cage-Busting Teacher. So last week he left his Education Week blog in the hands of National Education Association president Lily […]

Beware of “Local” Measures

Beware of “Local” Measures

  . . .   . By Thomas Adams At the last mid-terms in 2010, Ventura County had measure H, a ½ % parcel tax with the promise that ALL of the money would go to benefit local schools. It was discovered that all 58 counties in California had measures to benefit local schools. Hard […]

The country’s largest teachers union is no longer a cheerleader for Common Core national education standards.

The country’s largest teachers union is no longer a cheerleader for Common Core national education standards.

            Common Core has proven to be far more controversial than advocates who tried to introduce it stealthily were prepared for. Now, the largest teachers union is openly rebelling against it. In a letter to the National Education Association’s 3 million members, President Dennis Van Roekel issued a sharp critique of Common […]