Says Diane Ravitch, who was under-Secretary of State under 2 administrations: 'The Walton Family Foundation announced that it plans to spend $1 billion over the next five years to increase the number of privately managed charter schools. The Walton family represents the face of rapacious avarice in modern America. Having made their billions, they now use them to destroy the one basic democratic institution on which generations of Americans have relied for the education of their children: The American public schools. They will use their billions to divide communities and to turn citizens into consumers. That’s the Walmart way.'