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How Public Schools Became Easy Pickings for the Kochs:

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The Koch Brothers Are Coming For Public Schools: Do Democrats Care?' asks Diane Ravitch who posted Bryant's article:  The notorious billionaire Koch brothers have decided to target K-12 public schools. This fits neatly with their decades-long campaign to destroy public programs like Social zsecurity, Medicare, and anything else that taxes their ample pockets for the benefit of the common good. This assemblage of DARK MONEY  includes not only the Kochs, but the DeVos family and nearly 700 others willing to put $100,000 into a common fund to destroy democratic institutions. The question, however, is what the Democrats will do about it. Will they join the Kochs and DeVos to support charters and choice? Will they defend public schools?Given the abysmal record of the Obama administration, it seems that the people have to fight for their schools and not wait for a political savior.'

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