Welcome to Cashing in on Kids, a weekly email newsletter for people fed up with the privatization of America’s public schools—produced by In the Public Interest.
Right-wing think tank brags about destroying public education. Education writer and podcast host Jennifer Berkshire points out how the Heritage Foundation is bragging about its role in recent so-called “school choice” wins, just like how a dark money group is boasting about writing recently passed voter suppression bills. Twitter
Remembering Eli Broad. From the Capital & Main archives, Marc Haefele documents billionaire Eli Broad’s “charter school crusade.” Broad passed away at the end of April.
“Lionized in death as a champion of Los Angeles’ cultural institutions, Broad also left behind a contentious education legacy.” Capital & Main
Things are getting worse in Florida. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) has expanded school vouchers by signing a bill (HB 7045) to dramatically overhaul the state’s existing voucher system. Florida Politics
How we’re fighting back
Outsourcing thwarted. In the face of community pushback, the Daniel Boone School Board in Pennsylvania’s Berks County has delayed a move to outsource district aides. Reading Eagle
Right-wing “snowflakes.” The right wing, Murdoch-owned New York Post is complaining that Biden is not celebrating Charter School Week. New York Post
Watch the Institute for Educational Leadership’s webinar recording on maximizing new federal relief dollars for student success and community development. Institute for Educational Leadership