Why are massive corporations against California’s attempt to raise money for public education?

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Go figure. Massive corporations are against California’s attempt to raise money for education. Capital & Maindocuments opposition to California’s Prop 15, the Schools and Communities First initiative, a November ballot measure that could change the corporate and commercial property tax assessment structure. Opponents claim to represent small shopkeepers and homeowners but include North America’s largest freight railroad network, two New York real estate giants, and one of world’s richest people. Capital & Main

“I have seen a lot of fraud in my 23 years, and this situation is deeply concerning.” The Oklahoma State Auditor and Inspector’s investigative audit of Epic Charter Schools has found that the organization sends about 1 in 4 taxpayer dollars it receives as a public school to its co-founders’ for-profit company. This includes funneling money to Epic’s California charter operations. Tulsa World

7 billionaires. Thomas Ultican documents the seven billionaires pouring money into pro-charter school candidates for Los Angeles school races and the California legislature. OB Rag

How charter schools enable segregation on steroids. A working paper from Columbia University’s National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education raises concerns about charter schools contributing to segregation. The paper highlights white students leaving traditional, neighborhood public schools to charter schools in North Carolina. Columbia University

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