Monday, February 20, 2017

Schools Matter: Yolie Flores Aguilar email colluding with charter school executives

Schools Matter: Yolie Flores Aguilar email colluding with charter school executives:

Yolie Flores Aguilar email colluding with charter school executives

Corporatist Yolie Flores always puts privately managed charters first.
“PLEASE don’t forward this email. simply state it in your own words.”—Yolie Flores Aguilar


This email was addressed to some 60 individuals, including myself, on February 4, 2017. While its authenticity is not absolutely certain, I have researched the email addresses in the email body and they all seem legitimate. The content is consistent with the language that these charter school executives use both in public and internal conversations.

Yolie Flores Aguilar was an employee of the infamous Gates Foundation (of ALEC and Discovery Institute donation fame) while she sat on the LAUSD Board. She brought a resolution to give away new schools built with taxpayer dollars to privately managed charter school corporations.
Here Flores colludes with several well paid charter executives to avoid public mention that her resolution (inappropriately named Public [sic] School Choice) was essentially a real estate bonanza for the lucrative charter school sector. Marco Petruzzi and Ben Austin of Green Dot/Parent Revolution, Judy Burton of Alliance, Mike Piscal of ICEF are the big names in this secret missive. The lot of them have been plagued by scandals, but most of them are still profiting mightily from the charter industry.

Flores is currently running for U.S. Congress. If she's capable of this sort of duplicity and malfeasance while on a school board, Schools Matter: Yolie Flores Aguilar email colluding with charter school executives:

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