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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Who is for and against the Parent Trigger bill, foundations versus parents

From the Washington Post's Answer Sheet, by Valerie Strauss

Who is for it and who is against it tells the real parent trigger story.
Here’s a list of organizations that have funded Parent Revolution, a non-profit organization based in California that pushes the parent trigger around the country and sent representatives to Florida to testify in favor of the bill. This comes from the Parent Revolution website:
  • Walton Family Foundation
  • Gates Foundation
  • Broad Foundation
  • California Education Policy Fund Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
  • Rogers Family Foundation
  • Emerson Collective Education Fund
  • The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation
  • Silicon Valley Community Foundation
  • Laura and John Arnold Foundation
  • East Bay Community Foundation
  • Wasserman Foundation
And here, among others, are the organizations against the parent trigger legislation:

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