16 and Counting: Charter School Lobby Group Quits ALEC Two Days After Being IdentifiedQuicklink submitted by Amanda Lang Permalink
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|On Saturday, Republic Report's Zaid Jilani reported that the National Association of Charter School Authorizers was one of the many covert members of the American Legislative Exchange Council, the controversial front group that helps lobbyists ghostwrite state law. As Jilani noted, NACSA is funded in large part by taxpayer dollars: NACSA is financed in part by school districts and state departments of education. Here are just a few of NACSA's members that fall into this category: Denver Public Schools, Baltimore City Public Schools, Arkansas Department of Education, California Department of Education, and the Los Angeles Unified School District. NACSA worked closely with ALEC to promote charter schools. As we've reported, ALEC legislation allows for-profit charter school companies to siphon tens of millions of taxpayer dollars. In many cases, the ALEC-authored legislation provides...|
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