Tag Archives: ALEC

Picture of the Day for June 4, 2015: On the Subject of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, the Koch Brothers…and ALEC

Posted by Elaine Magliaro FYI: Brendan Fischer and Mary Bottari posted an article titled Scott Walker: The First ALEC President? over at the Center for Media and Democracy’s PRWatch yesterday. I have an excerpt from the article below the fold.

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Common Cause and the Center for Media and Democracy Add to Evidence in “Whistleblower” Tax Fraud Claim Against ALEC

By Elaine Magliaro Common Cause announced earlier this week that it and the Center for Media and Democracy had “sent federal authorities new evidence…that the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is falsely passing itself off as a tax-exempt charity and effectively … Continue reading

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Center for Media and Democracy’s Report Shows Federal Government Has Spent Over $3 Billion Fueling Charter Schools but No One Knows Where the Money Went

By Elaine Magliaro The Center for Media and Democracy’s (CMD) PR Watch reported last week on the $3.3 billion that the federal government has spent fueling the charter school industry in this country over the past two decades. According to a new … Continue reading

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Picture of the Day for April 17, 2015: Mitch McConnell and the Minimum Wage

Posted by Elaine Magliaro At a secret meeting of elite donors convened by the Koch brothers, McConnell laid out his plan for shrinking the federal government and whined about having to vote on minimum wage bills. (The Nation-August 26, 2014)

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From the ABC’s of Privatizing Public Education: A Is for ALEC, I is for iPad…and P Is for Profits

By Elaine Magliaro (NOTE: This article was originally posted at Res Ipsa Loquitor on July 28, 2013.) According to Cashing in on Kids: 139 ALEC Bills in 2013 Promote a Private, For-Profit Education Model, a special report published by the … Continue reading

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John Oliver’s Hilarious and Informative Segment about State Legislatures and ALEC on “Last Week Tonight” (VIDEO)

By Elaine Magliaro Last night, John Oliver did another “must see” news segment on state legislators and what’s going on in state legislatures across the country. In my opinion, Last Week Tonight is one of the best shows on television.

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A Look at Some of the Driving Forces behind the School Reform Movement and the Effort to Privatize Public Education

By Elaine Magliaro NOTE: I originally posted this article at Res Ipsa Loquitor on March 3, 2013. Having worked as a public school teacher for well over three decades, I became concerned about the “school reform” movement—which brought us the … Continue reading

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