Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Wealthy Voucher Donors Getting Choice Policy Payback

So those who've worked to turn education into a privatized cash-cow are getting a pay off for their campaign investments?

-- and even though voucher schools don't work? I guess this is the kind of thing fiscal conservatives were really after, after all?

Wisconsin Democracy Campaign - Wealthy Voucher Donors Getting Choice Policy Payback

Madison – Supporters of Milwaukee’s school choice program spent more than $3 million in 2009 and 2010 to help elect Governor Scott Walker and much of the GOP-controlled legislature while opponents spent a million dollars to elect mostly minority Democrats, a Wisconsin Democracy Campaign analysis shows.

Supporters of state-subsidized school privatization led by Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, American Federation for Children and the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce spent $3.36 million on mostly negative electioneering activities and direct campaign contributions to Walker, three fundraising committees run by legislative leaders and 66 legislators – most of them Republicans.

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