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Families for Excellent Schools


The dark money front that spent tens of millions on the 2016 charter schools ballot question has collapsed in multiple scandals. Pay no attention. Follow the money.

Families for Excellent Schools of New York, which ran money for the Boston Financial Privatization Cabal in the 2016 charters campaign, fired its CEO Jeremiah Kittredge last week. But the scandal racked dark money front has more troubles.


Dark money political front Families for Excellent Schools has been banned in Boston but appears to be resurrected in the form of a new dark money operation: Bay State Action Fund.

Halloween, a time of darkness and zombies. What better occasion to shed some light on Families for Excellent Schools defense of its dark money operation?


Massachusetts law requires ballot committees to disclose their top five contributors in all television ads. But in 2016 Great Schools Massachusetts didn't do that. Read on to see the disclosure Massachusetts voters had a right to see - but didn't.

Massachusetts Board of Secondary and Elementary Education chair Paul Sagan recently issued a seven page letter defending his dark money contributions to banned-in-Boston Families for Excellent Schools Advocacy. His defense may be a violation of the precept, if you are in a hole, stop digging.

Families for Excellent Schools Advocacy is already a goner, given the death penalty by Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance. What's next for the dark money/charter school industrial complex?


They say money is fungible but when it comes to plutocratic efforts to privatize public education there are two kinds of money: upstream and downstream.

The new education group Massachusetts Parents United sounds grassroots but it is yet another faux populist proxy for wealthy interests.

The Philanthrocapitalists who spent over $17 million in dark money to buy education policy in Massachusetts in 2016 remain hidden. That can, and should, change.

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