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The movement to privatize public schools marches on during coronavirus pandemic

The movement to privatize public schools marches on during coronavirus pandemic

And then there is the nonprofit Arkansans for Education Reform. Jim Walton serves on its board. In 2016, the Walton Family Foundation gave that organization $325,769 in addition to a personal donation from Jim Walton himself, tax documents show. That year, Trace Strategies, Lee’s lobbying firm, was paid $205,756 from that nonprofit. In 2017, the Walton Family Foundation gave an additional $350,000 to the same nonprofit with tax-exempt status, whose mission is clearly to lobby for “reform.”

Published at Thu, 20 May 2021 15:50:12 +0000

Article source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2021/05/20/school-privatization-movement-marches-on-during-pandemic/