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California: Meet the Billionaires Who Are Financing the Spread of School Privatization; by Diane Ravitch

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'The California Teachers Association created a useful graphic of some of the billionaires who support the privatization of public schools:The Waltons are probably the richest family in America. Forbes estimates their family fortune at $130 billion. Privatizing public education is a family hobby or passion. Wherever there is a critical election in America you will find that a Walton has put in big money to help those who want to replace public schools with private management. Arthur Rock not only gives generously to charters, he is a major contributor to Teach for America. He personally pays for its Washington, D.C., interns who work as Congressional staff and diligently protect TFA’s financial and political interests. Reed Hastings owns Netflix. He told a meeting of the California Charter Schools Association that he looks forward to the day when there are no local school boards ...

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