This blogger follows the money. That is his hobby and his passion. In this post, he tracks Walton funding for “advocacy.”
I put advocacy in scare quotes because foundations are tax-exempt and supposedly non-political. Yet the tax laws apparently allow them to put some of their money to work advocating for what appear to be political goals, in the case of the Waltons, the privatization of public education.
When it comes to funding “advocacy,” the Gates Foundation is right up there with multi-millions.
Say this for the Waltons: they are consistent. They don’t attempt to hide their agenda. They like charters and vouchers. They don’t like anything involving regulation or government.