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Peter Greene: What is “$tand for Children”?

01 Aug

“But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.” – 1 Timothy 6:9 7 6:10, Bible.

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Yesterday we learned that billionaires have assembled a fund of $725,000 (so far) to defeat Washington state Supreme Court justice Barbara Madsen. The money is being funneled mostly through a group called “Stand for Children.”

Why are the billionaires eager to oust Judge Madsen? She wrote the 6-3 decision in 2015 that declared that charter schools are not public schools under the Washington state constitution and are not eligible to receive public funding devoted solely to democratically governed public schools. For daring to thwart their insistence on charter schools, the billionaires decided that Judge Madsen had to go.

But what is this group “Stand for Children” that is a willing handmaiden to the whims of billionaires who hate public schools?

Peter Greene explains its origins as a social justice organization some 20 years ago, founded by Jonah Edelman, the son of civil rights icon Marian Wright Edelman and equity advocate…

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Posted by on August 1, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

3 responses to “Peter Greene: What is “$tand for Children”?

  1. Linda Hamel

    December 2, 2016 at 22:19

    I thought something smelled fishy. Are you familiar with Oregons M97 and M98. I wonder who actually wrote M98 and how many other states will sponsor similar initiatives. SFC and its corporate billionaire donors anti-public ed, pro-corporate ed reform, for-profit education industry stand to gain if public schools cannot pay for mandated vocation and tech skills (and the computers and materials they’re selling), public schools will be forced to cut the Arts, foreign language, advanced courses, in other words, college prep courses. All the better to segregate classes as well as minorities. And, in comes Betsy DeVos ….

    http://www.blueoregon.com/2016/11/closer-look-stand-childrens-disingenuous-public-relations-campaign-force-funding-measure-98/

    http://www.opb.org/news/series/election-2016/oregon-ballot-measures-results/

     

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