Families for Excellent Schools
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.
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?
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.
It's a disturbing fact: when we're talking dark money in Massachusetts politics, we're talking covert money from offshore interests.
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The Office of Campaign and Political Finance has the power to force Great Schools Massachusetts and Families for Excellent Schools to come clean about the true source of $16 million in secret cash spent in the charter schools campaign. Massachusetts citizens deserve that day of reckoning.