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Mon Jan 11, 2016, 08:33 AM

 

$108,000,000 to privatize public education

The Bradley's are every bit as evil as the Kochs, but manage to keep a much lower profile.



http://dianeravitch.net/category/wisconsin/

A major new report from the progressive One Wisconsin Institute finds that the right-wing Bradley Foundation spent more than $108 million, working with 130 partner groups, to privatize public schools in Wisconsin between 2005 and 2014. During the same period, the state’s public schools experienced dramatic budget cuts.

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An analysis of IRS Form 990 records and Bradley Foundation reports reveals over 130 organizations supportive of their education privatization agenda and working to advance their cause have received over $108 million from 2005 through 2014;


Bradley’s tactics have continued to evolve, now featuring litigation to advance their privatization agenda and intimidate opponents. Leading the effort is the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty which since its inception in 2011 has been larded with over $2 million from Bradley;


According to the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau, the voucher program will cost Wisconsin taxpayers over $1.1 billion from 2011 through the end of the 2015–17 budget
cycle. Meanwhile, a new report found that Wisconsin schools have suffered the 4th biggest cuts in in the nation through 2014.

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Reply $108,000,000 to privatize public education (Original post)
Scuba Jan 2016 OP
sinkingfeeling Jan 2016 #1
madokie Jan 2016 #2
Scuba Jan 2016 #3
madokie Jan 2016 #4
JackRiddler Jan 2016 #5
Scuba Jan 2016 #6
Duppers Jan 2016 #7

Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2016, 10:28 AM

1. It's okay the Walton's (Walmart family) are giving $1 billion to set up charter schools.


http://www.forbes.com/sites/maureensullivan/2016/01/08/walton-family-foundation-aims-to-bolster-charter-schools-with-1-billion-in-grants/

Walton Family Foundation Aims To Bolster Charter Schools With $1 Billion In Grants

The Walton Family Foundation announced today that it will spend $1 billion over the next five years to expand “educational opportunity” across the country through partnerships with charter school operators, researchers and education reformers.

Since 1997, the foundation says it has invested more than $385 million in 2,110 new public charter schools, about a quarter of all charters in the U.S. The foundation says last year it supported 100 new charter school start-ups with more than $20 million in grants.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2016, 10:35 AM

2. What is at the root cause to privatize our education system?

is it indoctrination or something else

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Response to madokie (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 11, 2016, 10:38 AM

3. Looting the education budgets.

 

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Response to Scuba (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 11, 2016, 10:42 AM

4. Enough isn't enough

for the bastards then

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Response to Scuba (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 11, 2016, 01:11 PM

5. Indubitably, but...

 

These people really live their own bullshit.

The correct answer is, it doesn't matter. Having inherited ownership of a supermarket chain, or having been born to the Number 1 lawyer and Seattle at just the right time to later scam IBM into letting them monopolize the PC operating system, or having written the code for a MySpace that People Like Better are not reasons to allow anyone to accumulate billions, or to pretend to convert these billions from personal to "philanthropic" wealth still under their control, or, worst of all to give them an almost monarchical privilege in deciding the shape of public policy. What qualifies Waltons and Gateses and Zuckerberg get to set policy for the schools, while educators, parents and students have almost no say? If you allow that, our nightmare will continue to be that we live in whatever wish to dream.

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Response to JackRiddler (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 11, 2016, 02:02 PM

6. Their other goal: Keep the proles ignorant.

 

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2016, 02:30 PM

7. Thanks for this info. nt.

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