Strategic Grant Partners

Betsy DeVos's disastrous 60 Minutes interview raises an important question: is she the uninformed leader of a movement whose followers know little more than she does?

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.

Malden High School. Wikimedia Commons.

The Dark Money/Privatization Industrial Complex is back at it again, this time in Ward 3 Malden.

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.

New school privatization shops are sprouting up all over Boston, and they have some hiring needs.

Last week Stand for Children blocked me on Twitter. Maybe it's because I've suggested that the Office of Campaign and Political Finance and Attorney General Maura Healey investigate its dark money operations. No hard feelings though, so let's welcome Stand for Children back to Massachusetts politics with a Special Edition of Your Dark Money Reader.

A story about Puerto Rican debt has big implications for secret privatization funder Seth Klarman, and  bigger implications for the health of Massachusetts democracy.

Change school policy or attack unions? It's all the same to wealthy individuals deploying philanthropic dollars and dark money.

An updated collection of mostly my own posts on dark money in Massachusetts, with reflections on what I've learned since the Question 2 campaign. Read 'em and weep.

Remember earlier this Red Sox season when the Baltimore Orioles Manny Machado injured Dustin Pedroia and the Sox retaliated by having a pitcher throw a beanball at Machado's head? The new pseudo-organization Boston Education Action Network (BEAN), funded by anti-union Strategic Grant Partners, is aiming a BEANball at the Boston Teachers Union.

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