June 10, 2012
Brian Johnson

Corporate Execs Spend Big And Hand Charter School Executive Strong Showing In California

The eyes of many concerned with the nation’s schools were on Wisconsin this week, as school voucher advocate Governor Scott Walker (R-WI)┬áhandily┬ádefeated his Democratic proponent, further paving the way for school privatization in his state.

But on the West Coast, yet another struggle over the nation’s schools was being fought. In two pivotal state assembly races, teacher’s unions and financial executives spent big on their respective sides, hoping to either constrict or expand charter schools and school choice.

In both races, the candidates backed by the financial sector — charter school executive Brian Johnson in Assembly District 46 and Democrat Ian …

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