Walton Family Foundation

Walmart and the School Reform Movement

Now on Sale at Walmart, Education Rephorm

Diane Ravitch referred to this blog today which wryly makes some excellent points.
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Walmart is leading the effort to give low-income Americans more ¢hoi¢e in education, while insuring that they remain low income.

It is a well known fact that students who attend our union-stifled public schools are ill prepared for their future careers—at Walmart. That is why Walmart is leading the effort to fix our failing schools by introducing some much needed competition into the public education monopoly. Much like shoppers at Walmart have a choice of many different Chinese-made goods, education consumers will soon have a veritable all-you-can-eat buffet of edu-choices. All this is thanks to the efforts of the Walton Family Foundation, which has plunked down a cool $1 billion worth of Walmart profits to transphorm public education.

In this cool new video, the Waltons lay out their ambitious vision for education rephorm:

…So reader, when you rush to your local Walmart to enjoy Black Friday bargains, ignore the protests taking place at 1,000 different stores across the country and be sure to give a friendly shout out to Low Income Stick Figure Mom. Sure her life sucks: she’s not getting a raise, AND she had to work on Thanksgiving. But thanks to the efforts of the Walton family, she and her kids have a bright, rephormy future to look forward to.

Please read this entire blog from EduSchyster.com (keeping an eye on the corporate education agenda) please click here

To read Diane Ravitch’s comments, please click here

A Wolfram in ALEC Sheep’s Clothing

[summary and lead in as written by Bob Sloan on our Facebook page, Voters Legislative Transparency Project]

Great blog post from 2old2care on “BecauseIcan” blog about ALEC and the way in which the cabal keeps sending out their members masquerading as “journalists” for the RW in an effort to downplay ALEC’s activities. This has been happening for decades – only now we’re up on it as are many more Americans. When we see the articles and just perform a cursory research skim of the authors, journalists and speakers – we always come away with the knowledge that most of those supporting ALEC, praising their work and legislative efforts…are in fact members of ALEC or one of their affiliates. None of the stories are being written by unbiased reporters or journalists – they all come from the same playbook (written by ALEC or Koch) and are slipped into the media in support of ALEC.

I urge all to see for themselves…pick any RW article in support of ALEC and/or the Kochs, then put the author’s name in a search with the American Legislative Exchange Council, or Heritage, CATO, Mackinac…and watch the thousands of returns pop up on your screen.

As a fan of 2old2care’s writing, I also urge you to read it by clicking here