MUST READ: There is 'a calculated effort to undermine government and promote privatization, being rolled out through “model” laws that can be adopted by any state legislature. It is underwritten by corporations along with some of our nation’s wealthiest political investors, and it pairs state legislators with corporations that stand to gain from legislation their lobbyists help design. It is called ALEC—the American Legislative Exchange Council. ALEC is funded by the Koch brothers, the DeVos family, and other wealthy friends of privatization. Legislators introduce ALEC model laws in state after state. It is a force for undermining democracy.The Chicago and Detroit and Philadelphia school districts are out of money due to political fights in their statehouses. Privatization through charters and vouchers continues to grow.' DON'T MISS THIS ONE!