Controversy fueled by greed:
Passions high around school voucher bill bit.ly/1a1pLSH
— WRAL NEWS in NC (@wral) May 21, 2013
Of course, one of the more outspoken proponents is an astroturfer heavily funded by RWI's and one of the authors of ALEC's Parent Trigger nonsense:
Mother Crusader noticed that the New Jersey office of charter schools has a list of important partners. One of them is the Center for Education Reform. Mother Crusader does her customary research and finds that Jeanne Allen, who founded CER, claimed credit for writing the ALEC proposal for the parent trigger.
from the comments:
CER was on the ALEC Education Task Force that approved the Parent Trigger, and Phillip Anschutz not only funded the movie Won’t Back Down, but three of the organizations that approved the Parent Trigger Proposal as well…
“Won’t Back Down, is a production of Walden Media, owned by billionaire investor and right-wing extremist Philip Anschutz. Anschutz participates in the Koch brothers’ secretive political strategy summits and funds David Koch’s Americans for Prosperity group, which backed Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s union busting proposal and is working to defeat Barack Obama and other Democratic candidates across the country.
Anschutz bankrolls ALEC and ALEC member groups. In 2010, The Anschutz Foundation, gave ALEC $10,000 and his Union Pacific firm was an ALEC sponsor the following year. The Foundation funded three ALEC members who sat on the ALEC Education Task Force which approved the Parent Trigger Proposal: The Independence Institute, Center for Education Reform, and Pacific Research Institute.”
So we've got regular citizens being arrested by the dozens at the Legislature, while GOP leaders drink up the Kool-Aid from this week's ALEC mouthpiece. Disgusting.
— Justin Karr Conley (@JustinConley) May 21, 2013
Kinda hard to get elected to the U.S. Senate with only 10% of the vote...
Class size CAN NOT be used as a defense FOR vouchers when same legislature took the cap off of classroom size.#ncga
— Anderson Miller (@RAndersonMiller) May 21, 2013
Of course it can, when you live in free-market fantasyland! We don't need no stinking logic!
— WRAL Gov't Coverage(@NCCapitol) May 16, 2013
No big surprise. Republicans in the General Assembly have demonstrated they simply don't have the skills to write their own legislation, so they've got to get it somewhere...
— Tim Moffitt (@TimMoffitt) May 21, 2013
Sorry. I just had to get that face up on the screen. At first I thought it was a faux-Twitter account, and somebody had played around with the proportions of the face with Photoshop or something. Apparently not...
— Chad Barefoot (@ChadBarefoot) May 21, 2013
I'm assuming you're talking about traditional public schools, since charters no longer require teachers to get certification. Hopefully they can read (the teachers), but I wouldn't take that for granted...
"People have the right to voice their opinions... [not] to force them on others." John Blust, supporter of banning birth control. #ncga
— wccubbison (@wccubbison) May 21, 2013
And on that humorous note, here's your Onion:
Everyone Forgets To Bring Swimsuits To Coworker’s Party | 'What Are The Odds?' Pasty, Flabby Colleagues Say onion.com/10YYT6f
— The Onion (@TheOnion) May 18, 2013