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Will Trump and Charter Schools Be Another Scam? Just Look at Pal Carl Icahn's Lucrative School 'Charity'

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There are troubling parallels between Trump and Icahn, who used his charity to turn a profit while enjoying massive tax savings: 'Like Trump, Icahn has also named a school after himself—seven charter schools in NYC to be exact.. And as with Trump University, the money trail suggests the organization running these schools may have served to enrich its billionaire founder, Icahn, at the expense of its own students. An AlterNet investigation finds that Carl Icahn appears to have treated his charity like a personal piggy bank, using it to make potentially tens of millions for himself while benefiting from tens of millions in tax deductions.' Diane Ravitch says: ' Isn't it wonderful how some people, like Icahn, have figured out how to do good and make money at the same time?'  AND CHARTER SCHOOLS pave the way, even as public education is destroyed.

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