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Tag Archives: Walton Family Foundation
Step Up for Students Touts Pro-Charter School Study Financed by Walmart and Charter Schools USA Boss
With it’s last five of its last six posts written in support of the for-profit charter school industry and fresh off its weekend effort to smear a local school board who rejected them, Step Up for Students’ blog, redefinED no … Continue reading
Big charter school operators have been whispering about getting their own independent board to approve charter schools. This week, Jeb Bush’s Foundation for Excellence in Education editorialist Mike Thomas unsurprisingly made the case that it was time for Florida to … Continue reading
Washington Post reporter Bill Torque takes a close look at the DCPS budget and notes there’s a serious difference between Michelle Rhee’s budget and that of her successor, Kaya Henderson. One of the more striking line items on the operating … Continue reading
UPDATE after the bump. From Mary McGrory in the Miami Herald: Last year, state lawmakers made it easier for high-performing charter schools to replicate and increase their enrollment. This year, the focus is funding. Charter schools receive less state money … Continue reading
Florida DOE Puts Up $20 Million to Start Charter Schools; Teams With Gates, Broad and Walton Funded Group
From Topher Sanders of the Florida Times-Union: The state and a nonprofit venture capital fund are teaming up to offer the largest pot of money ever in Florida to increased the number of high-performing charter schools. The $30 million fund … Continue reading
The Orlando Sentinel’s Dave Weber has more on the new powerful lobby created to advance charter school interests in Florida: A new high-powered lobbying group has been formed to push expansion of charter schools in Florida, and it expects to … Continue reading
Wall Street Journal Reports on Hedge Fund Managers Back Channel Effort to Takeover Connecticut School District
While the WSJ doesn’t include in its story that it was a Walton Family funded group whom facilitated the relationship, it reports on the curious contact between a billionaire hedge funder and the Connecticut State Board of Education to prompt the … Continue reading
A Walton Family Funded Group, a Hedge Fund Billionaire, and Circumventing the Political Process in Connecticut
The usual suspects and the same sleezy business model have emerged in Connecticut. And another day, another hedge fund billionaire looks to throw his money around in the coporate takeover of education. Using a similar template as that from Washington DC and New … Continue reading
The Center for Education Reform, who received $518,273 last year from the Walton Family Foundation, mocks this weekends, SOS March in Washington DC. WASHINGTON – This Saturday’s Save Our Schools rally is holding itself out to be an effort to … Continue reading