When it launched its web site ALEC Exposed, the Center for Media and Democracy brought national attention to the American Legislative Exchange Council and the factory it runs, pumping out pro-corporate boilerplate bills and pushing them through state legislatures with the help of their Republican members.
This week, CMD launched a new project, OutsourcingAmericaExposed.org:
“Across the country, for-profit companies are engaged in a hostile takeover of our schools, roads, prisons, drinking water, and even government itself,” the site explains. CMD’s Outsourcing America Exposed project “will give taxpayers the tools they need to identify these privatizers and profiteers, their eye-popping salaries . . . and how taxpayers can take back control of public assets and public services.
The first company featured in the brand new Outsourcing America series just happens to be the nation’s biggest school-privatization bully, K12 Inc.
K12 has served as corporate chair of ALEC’s education commitee, and in that role it has pushed state legislation to help drain money from public education bugets and pave the way for profiteers to cash in on public school budgets.
Worse, K12 uses that money for virtual public charter schools. More…