A well-funded network, with the billionaire Walton family at its center, is driving the school privatization agenda that striking teachers in Little Rock, Arkansas are up against.
Striking Chicago teachers are taking on the billionaire class that is robbing students & neighborhoods
Striking teachers are demanding better conditions for their whole community instead of billionaire handouts.
New Report Shows How Billionaires Buy Elections to Undercut Public Schools
A small group of billionaires is spending big on local elections to undermine public education and push its school privatization agenda.
These are the Corporate Forces Attacking Public Education & Opposing Teachers in North Carolina
North Carolina teachers are taking a stand against austerity and privatization. These are the corporate forces they are up against.
A Guide to the Corporations that are De-Funding Public Education & Opposing Striking Teachers
Teachers are striking against an agenda of austerity and privatization. We look at the billionaires and corporate forces that created the crisis that teachers are responding to.
SUNY Poly administrator who evaluated developer bids worked for decades at CHA
An engineering firm targeted in federal investigations of potential bid-rigging in New York State enjoyed an especially cozy relationship with one of the state officials who evaluated some Buffalo Billion developer bids, LittleSis has learned. The firm, CHA (formerly known as Clough Harbour & Associates), was in the news last month because it paid consulting …
Regents Research Fund UPDATE
Two weeks ago I used LittleSis to look into the NYS Education Department’s shadow government, the Regents Research Fund. The Fund’s interlocks show a clear pattern among the fellows: 13 (out of seventeen researched) had worked at Teach for America, New Leaders, College Board or the NYC Department of Education before joining the Fund. Some …
Mapping Shadow Government: Regents Research Fund
Back in August we set up a Shadow Gov Working Group on LittleSis, inspired by Obama’s Open Government Working Group established in 2009 and his administration’s hot pursuit of Edward Snowden, who worked for NSA contractor Booz Allen Hamilton. The research group investigates corporations that tend to profit from the privatization of government, first focusing …