California's Misguided Education Spending

Throwing billions at a failing education system is the California way. Larry Sand September 14, 2021 Only half of all California students performed at grade level in reading on the state’s most recent standardized language arts test, and just 34 percent of California fourth-graders scored proficient in math on the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), placing the state 44th nationwide. Minority students in big cities perform particularly poorly. In Los Angeles, for example, just 9 percent of blacks scored proficient in eighth-grade math, compared with 12 percent of Hispanics and 51 percent of whites on the recent NAEP. A recently released “States with the Best Public Schools since the Pandemic” tracker ranks California 44th nationally. Continue reading

Unmasking School Choice

Abusive mask mandates for school children have exposed, yet again, the problem with central planning. By Larry SandAugust 17, 2021 Mask mania, notably in schools, has become an epidemic, and needs to be dealt with. Children certainly are not Covid “super-spreaders,” very rarely get the disease, and almost never die from it. In fact, a Johns Hopkins study released in June found that “100% of pediatric COVID-19 deaths were in children with a pre-existing condition.” So, assuming vaccines are effective, I can only surmise that forced masking of children is a way to protect unvaccinated adults, which is a form of child abuse. (Statistics do show an uptick in pediatric cases for the “Delta variant,” but it is spreading most rapidly in areas where greater numbers of adults are not vaccinated.) Continue reading

School Choice Initiative Quietly Gathers Support

In the November 2020 election, California’s powerful teachers’ unions spent over $20 million promoting Prop. 15, which would have increased taxes on commercial properties. Other unions, mostly in the public sector, spent another $17 million to promote Prop. 15. But voters weren’t buying it. Prop. 15 failed... Continue reading

Science with the Union Label

Despite the reopening happy talk, more than half of all California’s k-12 students remain in distance learning. Continue reading

Study: California schools earn low grades compared to nation

(KGTV) - As parents and children prepare for a new school year, a study shows California schools do not earn top grades compared to other states. Continue reading

Fighting, and Winning, School Choice in California

There is going to be a school choice initiative on the state ballot in November 2022. Continue reading

Powerful teachers union influenced CDC on school reopenings, emails show

Powerful teachers union influenced CDC on school reopenings, emails show Continue reading

School Reopenings Are Being Determined by Politics and Unions

School lockdowns have little if anything to do with “science.” Continue reading

Awakening to woke

The mainstreaming of Marxism is meeting resistance from anti-woke warriors, but more people must lose their fear and fight back. Continue reading