Charter Industry Strong-Arms Public Officials; $3.3 Billion Spent (Part 5)

The U.S. Department of Education has pledged to tighten controls of its quarter-billion-dollar-a-year charter schools program—a program repeatedly criticized by the Office of the Inspector General.

ALEC Wants to Educate High Schoolers on Balanced Budgets and Austerity

ALEC wants state legislators to require kids to be taught its twisted brand of history, which claims that our "founding principles" require balanced budgets and that government's primary purpose is to protect private property from theft.

John Stauber on Flame Retardants & "Toxic Sludge" Anniversary

In a new interview with Charles Margulis at the Center for Environmental Health John Stauber--the founder of the Center for Media and Democracy, which publishes PRWatch.org--discusses "toxic flame retardants" and the 20th anniversary of the publication of his classic expose of the public relations industry, "Toxic Sludge Is Good for You."

Scott Walker Dumped as Chair of the Jobs Agency He Created

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker won his election in 2010 on a promise to create 250,000 new jobs. Walker created his flagship Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation in 2011 and named himself Chairman. Now, as allegations of cronyism and corruption engulf WEDC, Walker has been removed as Chairman.

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ALEC is doing its damnedest to undermine the use of clean, renewable energy. [L]ook at the… ‘Electricity Freedom Act’… [W]ho doesn’t like freedom? But [it’s] an effort by the fossil fuel industry to curtail … Renewable Energy Standards….

--Bill Moyers

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