You have no doubt heard the story of Parent Revolution. That is the group that wants to “empower” parents to seize control of their schools so they can turn it overto a charter operator.
The founder of Parent Revolution previously worked for Green Dot charters. Then he got funded by Walton, Gates, and Broad to start Parent Revolution.
A typical corporate reform sham since there are no parents involved, unless you count Ben Austin, the executive director.
An investigative reporter just did a story about Parent Revolution and was able to determine that the big funding comes from Walton, which has put more than $6 million into the endeavor. Walton is the most conservative of the big foundations. And clever too.
Walton has an agenda, and it can be summed up in one word: privatization.