Yes, Virginia, there is one billionaire in America who supports public schools, not charter schools.
His name is Charles Butt. He became fabulously wealthy through ownership of a large chain of small-town grocery stores.
He must be a genius because he understands that it makes no sense to create a parallel system of publicly funded but privately managed schools.
Inside Philanthropy writes:
“Texas has the second-highest number of public school students in the U.S., just after California. Some 5 million kids are enrolled in more than 1,000 public school districts around the state. And nowhere is the K-12 population growing faster than in Texas, which is projected to see a 14 percent increase in students enrolled between 2014 and 2026. Already, the state is struggling with teacher shortages and experts believe the problem could get much worse.
“Enter Charles Butt, a Texas grocery mogul with a net worth of…
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