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When "Parent Groups" Are Funded by the Walton Billionaires; Diane Ravitch- Prof. Maurice Cunningham; the U.of Mass.

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Cunningham  is a professor of politics and a blogger who believes in “follow the money.”  In this post, Cunningham describes his fruitless effort to get a media outlet to acknowledge that the “parent group” it featured was Walton-funded and turned out not to be about education or unions at all but about the WalMart-heir front Massachusetts Parents United of Arkansas.  Helpful as always I sent an op-ed to Masslive setting the record straight but they paid no attention. Oh well. You can read this   ' If you’re from western Massachusetts, feel free to pass along my Letter to Massachusetts Education Reporters which has six reasons why reporters should report on who is behind front groups with tantalizing names like Massachusetts Parents United, Educators for Excellence, and Democrats for Education Reform.'

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