Big money will flow into the Massachusetts referendum on expanding charters. Most of it will flow from the coffers of hedge fund managers, who never showed any prior interest in improving public schools but get excited by the opportunity to privatize them. "A group of billionaires and corporate executives are using front groups with Orwellian names --Great Schools Massachusetts and the New York based charter school advocacy group, Families for Excellent Schools, to pour an unprecedented amount of money into a campaign to expand the number of charter schools in Mass. According to published reports, the charter school industry is on track to dump up to $18 million into a record-breaking campaign in support of Mass. Question 2, a referendum on this year’s ballot that would effectively lift the legislatively mandated cap on the number of charter schools in Massachusetts."