Who is Behind the Leaders in Education PAC?

deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog

In preparing for my presentation on “dark money” in purchasing elections for promoting ed reform (i.e., charters, vouchers), a presentation for the Fifth Annual Network for Public Education (NPE) conference in Indianapolis, IN, on October 20 – 21, 2018, I have been reviewing some campaign finance forms.

In reviewing 2015 relection contributions to Louisiana state ed board (BESE) member and Teach for America exec director, Kira Orange-Jones, I noticed on her February 2016 filing that a Washington, DC PAC named “Leaders in Education,” donated a total of $10,000. (Another out-of-state $10K came from former NY mayor, Michael Bloomberg.)

Of course, I wanted to know who was lurking behind that PAC. (Any readers interested in a deep dive on the oversized influence of the ueber-wealthy in the purchase of elections for the promtion of market-based ed reform, see the NPE report linked in this post.)

The site, Open Secrets…

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