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St. Louis: Dark Money Enters Suburban St. Louis School Board Elections; by Diane Ravitch

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"School districts in Missouri customarily have nonpartisan school board elections. No more. Tomorrow voters will go to the polls in the Parkway District (a suburb of St. Louis) to select two new school board members. Five candidates are running for two open positions on the school board. An organization has entered the race to endorse candidates who are opposed to abortion, sex education, and student protests. It has endorsed two of the five who are running. Who is paying for this group’s campaign activities? No one knows. The group calls itself Advocates for Educating Taxpayer Accountability.  How ironic that a group that hides the names of its contributors says it favors “accountability” when it refuses to be either transparent or accountable.Why are they hiding? Why don’t they announce their names?"

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