Bombshell Report from Common Cause: Privatizers Flood New York Politicians with Cash

Diane Ravitch's blog

Please read this report and send it to everyone who cares about the future of public education in the United States. Send it to your friends, your school board, your legislators, your editorial boards, and to anyone else who needs to know about the money that is committed to demolishing public schools and turning the money over to private hands.

Common Cause has released an important new report about the dramatic increase in funding and lobbying by groups in New York State committed to privatization of public schools. The report contrasts the political spending of the privatizers to the political spending of the unions, and it is a fascinating contrast.

The report is titled: “Polishing the Apple: Examining Political Spending in New York to Influence Educational Policy.”

The report rejects the term “reformers” and uses the term “privatizers.” It explains here (p. 3):

We use the terms pro-privatization and privatizer…

View original post 1,197 more words

Advertisements