Guess who donated more than $3 million+ to buy California’s public schools for corporations through the election of Marshall Tuck.
Marshall Tuck, running against educator Tom Torlakson, got a late infusion of huge campaign contributions.
Former Mayor Michael Blomberg sent $250,000.
Eli Broad sent two checks totaling $1,000,000.
Alice L. Walton of the Walmart family sent two gifts totaling $450,000.
Carrie Penner (of the same Walton family) sent $500,000.
Doris Fisher of the family that owns The Gap sent two gifts totaling $950,000.
Arthur Rock, a member of TFA’s board, sent $250,000.
Laurene Powell Jobs sent two checks totaling $500,000.
There are many other very large contributions, plus earlier contributions made by many of the same people.
The reformers really, really, really want to elect Tuck.
Think of the expansion of privatization!
Think of having a charter advocate running the State Department of Education. Their guy!!
Do the voters know about this? Are they informed? Will they allow the billionaires to buy this job?