Fri Dec 7, 2012, 09:17 AM
KoKo (81,443 posts)
Public Education Villain Michelle Rhee and Mayor Hubbie Scrutinized for Financial Malpractice
Sacramento mayor, Kevin Johnson, agrees to pay $37,500 for failing to report $3.5 million in donations; Larger fines pending
- Common Dreams staff
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, husband of Michelle Rhee, a bitter foe of teachers' unions and champion of privatization, voucher legislation and for-profit management of charter schools, has been fined $37,500 for failing to report more than $3.5 million in donations he solicited for various non-profits, including his own education initiative, Stand Up.
Mayor Kevin Johnson and his wife, former chancellor of the DC public school system Michelle Rhee. Johnson is facing increased scrutiny over his repeated infractions of financial disclosure rules, especially as they involve education initiatives tide to his wife's work. Some of the $3.5 million was used for other education initiatives including Teach for America, where Rhee once worked, according to Valerie Strauss at the Washington Post.
The discovery of the disclosure infractions was made after reporting by the Sacramento Bee discovered seemingly unacknowledged donations surrounding Johnson's initiative to build a new sports arena in the city. Further looking found further cause for concern.
Among the donations Johnson secured was $500,000 from the Walton Family Foundation, operated by the founders of Wal-Mart, though he failed to properly document the gift.
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Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:15 PM
dballance (5,756 posts)
3. I'll bet the people financing and supporting this couple
a couple that has obviously been proven to be corrupt are the same group of people who called the Clintons corrupt over Whitewater. Oh, but the Clintons were never found guilty of any crime or fined for their actions regarding Whitewater. A deal in which they lost money - not netted millions for their foundations or friends.