Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Charter School Industry raised more than $24 million in 2016 record breaking defeat In Massachusetts - Wait What?

Charter School Industry raised more than $24 million in 2016 record breaking defeat In Massachusetts - Wait What?:

Charter School Industry raised more than $24 million in 2016 record breaking defeat In Massachusetts

The final campaign finance reports have been submitted and the Charter School Industry raised and spent $24,476,132 in its losing effort to raise the cap on the number of charter schools allowed in Massachusetts.
According to the Ballotopia website,
Question 2 would have authorized the approval of up to 12 new charter schools or enrollment expansions in existing charter schools per year.
Organizations in support of Question #2 in MassachusettsTotal Raised
Yes on Two$710,100
Campaign for Fair Access to Quality Public Schools$2,418,570
Great Schools Massachusetts$21,198,748
Advancing Obama’s Legacy on Charter Schools Ballot Committee$722,040
Expanding Educational Opportunities$575,002
TOTAL$25,624,360
An incredible 95 percent of the money that flowed into the Massachusetts charter school campaign came from out-of-state donors, with 84 percent of the total funds coming from New York based Families for Excellent Schools, a dark money charter school group that advocates in New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut.
According to the official reports filed with the commonwealth of Massachusetts, a total of five political action committees engaged in the effort to fund the ballot proposition aimed at lifting the cap on the number of charter schools allowed in Massachusetts.  Together they reported raising a total of that $25,624,360, but that count reflects money Charter School Industry raised more than $24 million in 2016 record breaking defeat In Massachusetts - Wait What?:


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