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New PAC Descends on Pittsburgh Public Schools to Charterize and Take Over School Board

12 Apr

Learn how far the avarice worshiping, corporate charter school movement is willing to go to take over OUR community based, transparent, non-profit, democratic public schools to profit off of OUR children at OUR expense even when a vast majority of US voters in this republic repeatedly vote NO?

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Prepare yourself, Pittsburgh.

A new Political Action Committee (PAC) has descended on the ‘Burgh to further privatize our public schools and wrest control away from parents who are in favor of school reforms that actually work.

It’s called Campaign for Quality Schools, but make no mistake. The wealthy special interests behind it don’t care about quality schools – they care about quality profits for their investors.

PACs are political committees organized for the purpose of raising and spending money to elect and defeat candidates. Unlike federal PACS which can only give up to $5,000 to a candidate per election, state PACs in Pennsylvania have no spending limits. In that way, they are like federal Super PACs which also have no limits on donation size.

Besides giving an unfair advantage to special interest groups, PACS also have notoriously been used for nefarious ends. For instance, former Republican U.S. Rep. John…

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Posted by on April 12, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

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