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Zaid Jilani, Communications and Outreach Coordinator for Republic Report, is the former Senior Reporter-Blogger for ThinkProgress. His work has also appeared in outlets including Salon and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 2009 and moved shortly after to Washington to work to make America a more just and free place.
(4 comments) SHARE Wednesday, August 8, 2012 Education Profiteers Gather In New York To Cheer Privatization Of American Schools
The policies that have allowed for these education profiteers to get involved with the system have been pushed by politicians from both parties, and many of them -- such as the aggressive expansion of charter schools and high-stakes testing -- have been endorsed both by President Obama and Mitt Romney, although Romney appears to be much more supportive of outright privatization.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, July 31, 2012 John McCain Says He's "Proud' Of Ex-Lockheed Martin Lobbyist He Hired As Defense Staffer
Last week, the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) noted that Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, hired Ann Elise Sauer, who was a lobbyist for Lockheed Martin last year, as the Republican staff director for the committee in February.
POGO revealed that Sauer received $1.66 million in pay last year and this year from Lockheed... a de facto bonus.