Larry Sand

About Larry Sand

Larry Sand, a former classroom teacher, is the president of the non-profit California Teachers Empowerment Network—a nonpartisan, non-political group dedicated to providing teachers and the general public with reliable and balanced information about professional affiliations and positions on educational issues. The views presented here are strictly his own.

When ‘Bargaining for the Common Good’ Isn’t

In 2014, public-employee union leaders and community organizations gathered in Washington, D.C., and came up with a strategy to advance what they called “bargaining for the common good.” The new approach included using the collective bargaining process as a way to challenge the relationships between government and the private sector, working with community allies to

By | 2019-12-01T22:01:59-07:00 November 30th, 2019|Tags: |

Woke Evangelists Spread the Gospel

America’s newest religion is secular, and its zealous missionaries are focusing their efforts on the country’s youth. John Murawski does an excellent job of detailing the nuts and bolts of the new evangelism in “Woke History Is Making Big Inroads in America’s High Schools.” He begins by delving into California, where a hideous ethnic studies

By | 2019-10-26T10:36:16-07:00 October 26th, 2019|Tags: |

Kamala Harris’ Hair-Raising, Tax-Raising Plan

When the American Federation of Teachers endorsed Hillary Clinton for president in July 2015, many teachers were infuriated. The union’s Bernie Sanders supporters justifiably believed they had no role in the decision, which was made a full year before the Democratic National Convention. AFT president Randi Weingarten recently admitted the union would have

By | 2019-04-07T19:32:40-07:00 April 7th, 2019|

Marching Madness

In case you weren’t around for the radical tomfoolery in the 1960s, you’re now seeing the sequel. This time, however, with the ubiquity of social media, the latest incarnation has spread roughly at the speed of light. Using the horrific shooting deaths of 17 students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida

By | 2018-03-27T19:45:58-07:00 March 27th, 2018|

Desperately Demeaning DeVos

America’s teachers union leaders typically don’t like secretaries of education. At all. They see the cabinet position as a teenager views a chaperone—a scold who will at least try to keep them from making a bigger mess of things than they already have. And according to union bosses, Betsy DeVos is the Chaperone from Hell.

By | 2016-12-13T18:15:03-07:00 December 13th, 2016|

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