Tuesday, January 20, 2015

PAC Money Makes Charter Schools Top Priority for NY Republicans

Last Thursday, Assemblyman Keith Wright told a meeting of Democratic leaders that Charter Schools are a top three NY Senate Republican demand in 2015.

No big surprise once you realize the single largest spender in the 2014 elections - "New Yorkers for a Balanced Albany" - was actually run by StudentsFirst NY, a pro-charter school lobby. It funneled $4.4M from hedge fund execs to eight Republican Senators.

However you feel about charter schools, ShiftSpark makes what people want transparent to counter billionaires hiding behind camouflaged PACs.