BILL GATES AND THE WALTONS CONTROL PUBLiC EDUCATION!
BILLIONAIRES TRYING TO BECOME ZILLIONAIRES AT THE EXPENSE OF OUR CHILDREN!
CHARTERS SCHOOLS ARE ALL ABOUT THE "MONEY HONEY"!
QUESTION: HOW MUCH MORE MONEY DO THESE AZZOLES NEED TO MAKE BEFORE "ENOUGH IS ENOUGH"!
CA Charter Schools Grow Amid Questions of Corrupt Conflicts Including Sac Mayor Johnson
Saturday Feb 4th, 2012 7:48 PM
There is a systemic conflict of interest in California schools in which the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Walton Family Foundation (Wal-Mart Inc.) are illegally placing lobbyists on school boards and other government agencies where they vote on public money going to charters owned by them. This also includes Sacramento mayor and his "non-profit" St. Hope Foundation which is funded by the Gates Foundation. These
CA Charter School Grow Amid Questions of Corrupt Conflicts Including Kevin Johnson Mayor Of Sacramento
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CA Charter Schools Grow Amid Questions of Corrupt Conflicts Including Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson
By Seth Sandronsky http://www.populist.com/12.03.sandronsky.html
Traditional public school students and their teachers are facing a shortfall of tax support across the US. But things are brighter for tuition-free public charter schools, which operate with a contract (charter) from a public entity.
There were over 2 million students enrolled in about 5,600 public charter schools around the US in 2011, according to the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, a Washington, DC-based, non-profit advocacy group. A recent NAPCS statement said that total student enrollment represents a 13% increase in one year.
According to the federal Department of Education, 4% of US public school students, pre-kindergarten through grade 12, attend public charter schools. In 2010, California led the nation in public charter schools with 983, according to the NAPCS, serving over 412,000 students (7% of the over-all enrollment of 6 million pupils statewide).
Asked why California has the most public charter schools, NAPCS spokesperson Sephanie Grisham noted the state’s 1992 law establishing public charter schools with 31 in 1993, biggest state populace nationwide and a “great” California Charter Schools Association (a private firm).“CCSA actively advocates for the promotion and access of public charter schools, academic achievement, and increased accountability,” according to its website ( calcharters.org
In her book, The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education, education scholar Diane Ravitch unravels the sometimes hazy role of private money in public education policy, and follows a trail that brings her to “The Billionaire Boys’ Club.”
This club includes the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Walton Family Foundation (Wal-Mart Inc.).
Both foundations fund the CCSA and the NAPCS.
In Sacramento, funds from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2003 helped the non-profit St. Hope Foundation under current city mayor Kevin Johnson, a Democrat and past NBA all-star guard for the Phoenix Suns, to obtain a charter permission to operate the formerly public Sacramento High School.
The Gates Foundation is also a donor to Capitol Impact, LLC, a “Sacramento-based consulting firm dedicated to improving policy and practice in California, with a particular emphasis on public education,” according to its website ( capitolimpact.org
Seth Sandronsky lives and writes in Sacramento. Email sethsandronsky(at) gmail.com
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