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We at the California Teachers Empowerment Network are teachers. CTEN is a non-partisan, non-political group dedicated to providing teachers and the public at large with reliable and balanced information about professional affiliations and positions on educational issues. CTEN believes that advocating for open dialogue and informed choices will empower teachers to experience greater satisfaction and success in their profession and will also help the general public understand the array of educational issues facing our country today.

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On October 22nd, Larry Sand had an op-ed published by the LA Daily News. The step-and-column method of teacher pay is obsolete and on print page

On October 2nd, Larry Sand had an article posted in City Journal on “The Truant Teacher Problem.”

On September 12th, Larry Sand had an article posted in City Journal on “The Teacher Shortage Myth.”

On August 18th, Larry Sand had an op-ed published by the Orange County Register. Mandatory public employee union orientation now on the books in California.

On July 31st, Larry Sand had an article posted in City Journal on “Randi Goliath.”

On July 20th, Larry Sand had an op-ed published by the Orange County Register about School Inc., a three-part documentary that looks beyond one-size-fits-all education.

On July 18th, Larry Sand recorded a podcast with Mark Isler and talked about a variety of education issues.

On June 30th, Larry Sand had an article posted in City Journal on “Janus and Worker Freedom. 

On June 15, Larry Sand appeared on PBS’s Studio SoCal and talked about the big changes at LAUSD.

On June 8th, Larry Sand had an op-ed published by the Orange County Register which claims that, “Trump’s education budget cuts are minimal.”

On June 5th, Larry Sand had an article posted in City Journal about the “School Board Shakeup in Los Angeles."

On April 7th, Larry Sand had an op-ed published by the Orange County Register which asks why teachers need tenure.

On March 26th, Larry Sand had an op-ed published by the Orange County Register which asks, “Is teacher shortage a union-created problem?”

On March 22nd, Larry Sand had an article posted in City Journal about the “Reality Gap."

On Feb 21 Larry Sand had an article posted in City Journal about “Betsy DeVos v. the Education Monopolists."

On February 8, Larry Sand appeared on KABC with Doug McIntyre and talked about Betsy DeVos, the brand new U.S. Secretary of Education.

On January 26th, Larry Sand had an op-ed published by the Orange County Register about school choice, the backbone of our country.

On Jan 22nd, Larry Sand appeared on air with BradDacus and talked about school choice.

On January 18th, Larry Sand had an op-ed,co-written with Gloria Romero, posted by USA Today on Betsy DeVos’ nominationfor Secretary of Education

On November 27th, Larry Sand had an op-ed published by the Los Angeles Daily News  on UTLA’s ongoing battle with philanthropist Eli Broad.

On November 22, Larry Sand appeared on KABC with Doug McIntyre and talked about UTLA's refusal to accept a grant from philanthropist Eli Broad.

On November 3rd, Larry Sand had an op-ed published by the Orange County Register about the WikiLeaks’ exposé of NEA's inner workings.

On October 26th, Larry Sand had an article posted in City Journal about “Hillary’s Teachers’ Union Sellout”

In the October 24th edition of National Review Larry Sand had an article published about Hillary Clinton’s relationship to the teachers unions.

On September 30th, Larry Sand had an article posted in City Journal about “Charters Under Attack”

On Sept. 1, Larry Sand appeared on a Heartland Institute podcast and talked with Teresa Mull about the NAACP moratorium on charter schools.

 


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