The DeVos Family: Meet the Super-Wealthy Right-Wingers Working With the Religious Right to Kill Public Education

By now you've surely heard of the Kochs. Meanwhile, the powerful, wealthy DeVos family has remained largely under the radar, while leading a stealth assault on America's schools. Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Randall Leeds - May 10, 2011 - 11:34 AM PDT
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Edited by: Jon Mitchell - May 10, 2011 - 12:13 PM PDT

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Jon Mitchell
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by Jon Mitchell - May. 10, 2011

Very enterprising investigation into the well-funded conservative effort to privatize or otherwise eliminate public education in the United States.

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Chris Finnie
4.2
by Chris Finnie - May. 11, 2011

Would have been a better story at about half the length. Still, it's the first time I've ever read about test scores for voucher programs and schools. So that alone made it worth reading.

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Fred Gatlin
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by Fred Gatlin - May. 10, 2011

This lengthy article covers this issue very well.

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Don Bertschman
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by Don Bertschman - May. 11, 2011
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Randall Leeds
4.7
by Randall Leeds - May. 10, 2011

The author takes on the task of following the spaghetti trail of funding and support for groups working toward full privatisation of public schools. Of primary interest is the introduction of the surreptitious leaders in the DaVos family and the current situation around school vouchers in Pennsylvania. The kind of deep investigation required to bring these connections to light is the very definition of journalism. Along the way, abundant historical and political context is presented in an attempt to explain and understand the origins and motivations of a movement which is highly relevant to current politics. All around a solid article.

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Virginio Neto
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by Virginio Neto - May. 11, 2011

There's a lot of opinion in this article and not much factual. Education politics demands an approach deeper than just an interpretation of reality. Still, the opinions exposed are not unreasonable at all. They just have to be presented as such!

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