'This Contest is Very Important If You Value American Democracy! Elected school boards are the soil from which American democratic government rejuvenates itself,' says says former asst Sec'y of Education, Diane Ravitch. Dark Political Forces (DPE) are undermining democracy in this country by destroying the people’s 200-years-old public education system! “DPE billionaires are spending massive amounts of money to elect Marshall Tuck, a former banker & charter school chief as Sec'y of Public Instruction! Tuck’s authoritarianism & lack of education or training as an educator as led to serial failures, but that does not impede the forces privatizing California’s public schools! This article , also by Ultican , tells the sordid story of rich elites who have cynically decided to destroy public education in San Antonio.'