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Virginia: Koch Brothers Launch Campaign Against Ralph Northam for Governor by Diane Ravitch

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If you live in Virginia and you love your local public school, get active in the campaign for Ralph Northam." The Koch Brothers have unleashed campaign ads against VIRGINIA'S  Lt. Governor Ralph Northam, SPENDING nearly $3 Million.“Americans for Prosperity, the heart of the billionaire Koch Brothers’  political network launched a digital video criticizing Northam for voting against a bill to establish “educational savings accounts” that allow parents who remove children from public schools to receive 90 percent of the state funding that would have been spent on their child: for private-school tuition, tutoring, books and other educational costs. Such accounts are similar to vouchers in that they drain resources from public schools.” The Koch Brothers despise public education and are eager to elect a governor who will promote the DeVos agenda of school privatization.

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