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New York: 17 Tycoons Try to Buy Control of NY State Senate to Protect Charter Schools and Low Taxes- by Diane Ravitch

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'A small group of very wealthy financiers is spending at least $13 million to keep the GOP in control of the State Senate in NY  Most of the money is flowing through StudentsFirst, whose goal is to protect and expand privately managed charter schools These mega-wealthy donors are trying to sway our elections to protect their personal fortunes, while teachers’ unions are supporting candidates who will enact a progressive agenda for all working people.  We call the billionaires  determined to privatize our public schools and destroy public education.“moguls,” “oligarchs,” and “tycoons,” StudentsFirst calls them “civic-minded New Yorkers.”

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