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The Economist: Dark Money and Local School Board Races BY DIANE RAVITCH

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'An alarming phenomenon: large amounts of money entering local school board races, much of it from mysterious political action committees, often from out-of-District and out-of-State sources. The intrusion of vast sums into school board races is a danger to democracy. School boards are supposed to reflect the wishes of the local communities, not the purposes of out-of-State billionaires in search of willing puppets. How can a local citizen, a parent or community leader, have any chance of running for school board if their opponent has a kitty with millions of dollars? Races in Denver, Douglas County, and Aurora County in Colorado attracted at least $1.65 Million and the one in LA was the most expensive in U.S. history, at $15 Million! Billionaires like Reed Hastings and Eli Broad make clear that they will spend whatever it takes to install true believers in privatization. '

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