Tag Archives: Walton Family Foundation

Walton-Funded Reformers Stealing Union from Black Parents?

I might be partially to blame for this one. Several years ago I was invited by the National Urban League to serve on a panel about education and school choice. The panelists included Steve Perry and Congresswoman Jahana Hayes. Watch the panel here. I stressed community-based solutions for education instead of privatization and private control. Well, I found out after

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Standing Up For Public Control of Schools

A Walton funded “non-profit” has publicly and surreptitiously been trying to organize for charters. I first wrote about this in the post WALTON FUNDED ORGANIZATION SEEKING “ORGANIZE” AND “INNOVATE” We are noticing that education “reformers” are increasingly calling their ideas community-based and sending hundreds of thousands of dollars to fund astroturf (fake grassroots) organizations to push for school privatization and private control.

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$$$ and Agendas — Truth For America about Teach For America

Where does TFA’s $$$ come from? Truth For America is a podcast about Teach For America (TFA) that provides voice to educators, parents, students, and other key stakeholders. Truth For America is co-hosted by Dr. Julian Vasquez Heilig and Dr. T. Jameson Brewer. They are joined in episode 13 by Reverend Kyle Boyer, a Philadelphia teacher and former TFA corps member.

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Debating charter schools: Julian Vasquez Heilig vs. Howard Fuller

It’s rare that the media brings a balancing perspective to education reformers arguments for anti-democratic, top-down, private control and privatization of our public schools. This week it happened. I debated charters schools with Howard Fuller, Professor and Chairman of the Black Alliance for Educational Options, on Andre Perry’s WBOK 1230 AM #FREECOLLEGE show. We also discuss the NAACP and Black Lives

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Back-to-School? Classrooms by Walmart?: Feel Guilty About Shopping at Walmart

Honestly, I felt guilty on the rare occasion that I shopped at Walmart. Yes I have shopped at Walmart. I didn’t want to, but sometimes at midnight I had no other choice when I needed emergency water for my Discus aquarium and spaghetti sauce. Walmart politics are of course objectionable to me, but they litter the Texas landscape— they are inescapable.

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