Kevin Chavous: Knight in Shining School Choice Armor to For-Profit K12 Inc.?

deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog

On October 26, 2017, BusinessWireannounced that Chavous– who was already a board member for the for-profit, online education company, K12, Inc.– would now become the company’s “president of academics, policy, and schools.”

K12, Inc., sells online education of questionable quality, and it secretly lobbies to do so.

Even so, K12 profits aren’t what they used to be.

In December 2016, K12 shareholders filed a resolution requesting transparency regarding K12’s secretive lobbying activities, particularly singling out K12 money paid to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). K12 shareholders noted that ALEC promoted model legislation favoring education for-profits like K12 even as K12’s “performance has not fallen in line with our stated mission.”

From the December 2016 K12 stockholder resolution:

We believe in full disclosure of our company’s lobbying activities and expenditures to assess whether our lobbying is in the best interests of shareholders and our stated mission “to put students first and…

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