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How Walton Money Influences Charter School Debate; by Diane Ravitch

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'Amid fierce debate over whether charter schools are good for black students, the heirs to the Walmart company fortune have been working to make inroads with advocates and influential leaders in the black community.' This article was published in the Detroit Free Press on a day when not many people were paying attention, December 25, 2018, but it should have been national news.The Waltons, heirs to the anti-union Walmart empire, have been investing in black organizations to spread their views about charter schools.The fact that the NAACP and Black Lives Matter have stood up to the bully billionaire behemoth and demanded a moratorium on charters is astounding and a great credit to their integrity.'

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it is about the money and the marketing of schools.

Read how the Waltons finance parent groups.

Read about The Deluge of Cash Flowing Into the Charter School Industry

* Read and learn How Charter School Chains Make a Profit

... and the charter schools have no accountabilityy and are often failures. The Tennessee Achievement School District was as complete and total failure. $100 million down the drain, which came from Race to the Top funding. AND one of billionaire Reed Hastings' investments-- The Aspire charter chain in Memphis-- is in trouble and debating its future.

Bill and Melinda Gates have spent billions to drive their agenda on education and other issues. Now, they have created a lobbying group to push even more.

read Jan Resseger: Reporting on the State of Privatization of Our Public Schools, Part 3

Folks, There is no quick fix for school performance when large numbers of children are struggling with poverty, hunger, and housing insecurity.

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