Fri Apr 19, 2013, 01:13 PM
Scuba (53,475 posts)
Wisconsin: Massive Bradley Foundation Education Privatization Campaign Exposed
Madison - New research from One Wisconsin Now reveals a web of right-wing groups are part of a $31 million plus propaganda campaign pushing a massive privatization of public education in Wisconsin. Underwriting the effort is the Milwaukee based Bradley Foundation, headed by Gov. Scott Walker's campaign co-chair, Michael Grebe.
View the report here: http://www.onewisconsinnow.org/P-Is-For-Payoff.pdf
"A well-funded right-wing cabal has orchestrated a comprehensive propaganda campaign to support the privatization of public education in Wisconsin," according to One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross. "And at the center of it is Gov. Walker's campaign co-chair Michael Grebe and the millions of the Bradley Foundation."
One Wisconsin Now's extensive research utilizing tax records and public databases found at least $31 million has been spent by the Bradley Foundation since 2001 promoting education privatization, including support for academics providing favorable pro-privatization pseudo-science, media personalities promoting the privatization agenda and lobbying organizations advocating for privatization legislation. The report details the mechanics of a comprehensive campaign that manufactured an education "crisis", proposed a "solution", attacked and undermined the ability of potential opponents to block their agenda and funded aggressive pro-privatization media and lobbying efforts.
Wisconsin taxpayers will have spent $1.8 billion on the private school voucher program by 2014-15 and spending on the voucher program would increase in Gov. Walker's 2013-15 proposed budget by a whopping 32%. All this is occurring at the same time K-12 public schools in Wisconsin have been subjected to the largest cuts in state history.
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Wed Apr 24, 2013, 09:22 AM
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2. Here is a link to a discussion about the Bradley organization in Milwaukee...
go down towards the end of the page and listen to the interview...