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School privatization proponents back Wisconsin governor

Ideological, financial support helped Republicans in 2010 elections, 2011 recalls.

The DeVos head the AFC, a powerful billionaire network that pours millions into school privatizationAugust 8, 2011: John Nichols reports in The Nation that Dick and Betsy DeVos are the billionaire former Republicans behind the organisation pushing for private education at the expense of public schools. Not surprisingly, the DeVos have engaged in unethical political behaviour to achieve their goals.

"As co-chair of Wisconsin's powerful legislative Joint Finance Committee, Alberta Darling was charged by Governor Scott Walker with cobbling together the most anti-public education budget in Wisconsin history. And Darling delivered, with a plan to slash $800 million in funding for public schools across Wisconsin while at the same time scheming to shift tens of millions from the state treasury into the accounts of private schools.

Darling was not just doing the governor's bidding, however.

She was delivering for American Federation for Children (AFC), the powerful national network of billionaire campaign contributors that has been pouring millions into school privatization fights across the country¬Ö"

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Posted: August 31, 2011

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