Don’t these people have enough money? Now the Waltons are trying to go after the American education system, trying to “walmartize” it into big profits for themselves. Every single one of them could retire tomorrow and still live life as a billionaire–the fact that they are trying to destroy education is just sick. Learn what you can do to stop them. Walmart is stoppable. The following information was sent to me to share, so please spread it far and wide! Privatization has destroyed our prison system–the only thing it did was create more prisoners while actual crime rates when down. Privatizing our school system will be disastrous.-L
Report Exposes Destructive Education Agenda of Walton Family Foundation
During Industry’s Largest Conference, Experts Call on Walton Family Foundation to Correct Agenda That Harms Charter Movement, Students
WASHINGTON—The radical agenda of the Walton family and the foundation it controls has taken the U.S. charter school movement away from education quality in favor of a strategy focused only on growth. Under the guise of “choice” for low-income families, the foundation has supported the unregulated growth of a privatized education industry—promoting quantity over quality, and “freedom” over commonsense safeguards. The market-driven model has been lucrative for some, but disastrous for many of our most vulnerable students and communities.
WHO: Randi Weingarten, AFT president
Donald Cohen, executive director, In the Public Interest
Lisa Ranghelli, director of Foundation Assessment, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
Larry Campbell, teacher at Chicago charter, UNO
WHAT: Telephone media briefing for release of Brought to You by Wal-Mart: How the Walton Family Foundation’s Ideological Pursuit Is Damaging Charter Schooling
WHEN: Tuesday, June 23—1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
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Cashing in on Kids is a research partnership of In the Public Interest and the American Federation of Teachers that conducts research and public education to help ensure that public schools put students’ interests above corporate interests. The partnership promotes the goals of transparency, accountability, quality, oversight, equity and public control.
The AFT represents 1.6 million teachers, paraprofessionals, and other school-related personnel; higher education faculty and professional staff; federal, state and local government employees; nurses and healthcare workers; and early childhood educators.