President of the Teachers Empowerment Network, Larry Sand

“The Impact of the Teachers Union on Public Education”

Larry Sand started his teaching career in New York in 1971. Beginning in 1985, he taught elementary school in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Retired in 2009, he is the president of the non-profit California Teachers Empowerment Network – a non-partisan, non-political group dedicated to providing teachers with reliable and balanced information about professional affiliations and positions on educational issues – information teachers will often not get from their school districts or unions.

CTEN was formed in 2006 because a wide range of information from the more global concerns of education policy, education leadership, and education reform, to information having a more personal application, such as professional liability insurance, options of relationships to teachers unions, and the effect of unionism on teacher pay, comes to teachers from entities that have a specific agenda. Sand’s comments and op-eds have appeared in the Associated Press, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Fox news, National Review, Real Clear Politics, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report,, Huffington Post, too many more media to mention. Sand has appeared on numerous broadcast news programs and talk radio shows in Southern California and nationally. He has been an advisor to student and parent advocacy groups, lawyers, and education and public policy experts.

Sand regularly speaks to political, religious and social groups and has participated in panel discussions and events focusing on education reform efforts and the impact of teachers unions on public education. Please come hear causes and solutions to California’s crisis in education.