The Walton Family Foundation announced today that it is significantly increasing its support for StudentsFirst with an $8 million investment over two years. StudentsFirst will help promote public policies that empower all parents to choose among high-quality, publicly funded educational options for their children. The Walton Family Foundation invests in programs and organizations that expand parental choice and equal opportunity in education.Yes. It's all about the kids.
It has nothing to do with the fact that Rhee's organization is little more than a front group to bust teacher unions, an issue near and dear to the Walton family's hearts. It's totally not about the fact that Walmart's biggest goal in life is keeping their own employees from unionizing so the employees can afford to get off food stamps.
Follow the money: That's $8 million more dollars Rhee has to spend electing regressive anti-union, anti-choice, anti-Latino, anti-gay Republican legislators.