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Nonprofit Quarterly: When Does Philanthropy Mask Depravity? by Diane Ravitch

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The  Nonprofit Quarterly asks whether Harvey Weinstein cynically used philanthropy to cloak his unconscionable actions. "We might ask the same questions of many of the heartless corporations and individuals now poring hundreds of millions into charter schools, simultaneously destroying democratic public schools. 'The great mystery of evil is not that it persists but, rather, that so many of its practitioners wish to do so while being thought of as saints.' As the idiom “a wolf in sheep’s clothing” warns, beware of the champions of progressive causes with whom contact is dangerous. ”For example: the Walton claim they love poor children  so they spend at least $200 Million every year to dismantle their community schools and replace them with privately managed charters. They break the unions that assure the parents of these children a living wage."

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