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Forum Post: Campus Connection: UW profs shed light on ALEC's threat to public education

Posted 2 years ago on Feb. 27, 2012, 8:31 a.m. EST by GirlFriday (17435)
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Underwood and Mead write that this "motivation for dismantling the public education system -- creating a system where schools do not provide for everyone -- is ideological and motivated by profit." Underwood and Mead add that "champions of public education have a new set of questions to ask whenever legislation is introduced: "Is the sponsor a member of ALEC? "Does the bill borrow from ALEC model legislation? "What corporations had a hand in drafting the legislation? "What interests would benefit or even profit from its passage?" No matter what one thinks of ALEC's policies, the authors contend ALEC provides corporations with unprecedented access to, and power over, state legislators. "It's interesting to me that (ALEC) has managed to stay below the radar and secretive for many, many years," Underwood said in a phone conversation. "It piques my curiosity. Why have they worked so hard to be secretive all of these years?"

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[-] 3 points by owsarmy (300) 1 year ago

Heres some more ALEC education info. A little old but still important.

http://www.parentsunited.org/news/parents-united-collection-catalogs-influence-of-secretive-alec/

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

Is there any evidence that ALEC has actually written good legislation?

I haven't found any evidence of that.

It's members are those most deserving of the term (R)epelican't.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

Not unless that legislation is designed to steal from the public coffers. None. Replicans are done.

[-] 1 points by bensdad (8977) 2 years ago

GF-you are great at digging up the ALEC destruction of our democracy. Any OWSers who are not up to speed on the dangers of ALEC are nothing less than negligent.
Although marches & demos are not my thing, I can't think of a better subject to center on to educate America.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

Thanks. :D