Documented for anyone to see, corporate funded American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) provides “model bills” in many categories for state lawmakers to pass including the privatization of education with ideological curriculum.
Arizona’s legislature fully participates at ALEC seminars and evidently taxpayers were charged for staffers attendance!
Into the vacuum of decimated public education and teachers starved for material steps unregulated for- profit charters at taxpayer expense and curriculum sneaks in provided by undisclosed special interests with radical self-serving ideologies.
Science and economics curriculum provided by major polluters and climate change deniers Koch industries, biotechnology by mass carcinogen producer Monsanto and Safari Club’s 'we have to kill them to save them' subversion of conservation science are covertly entering the educational system.
It’s no accident that Arizona’s public schools are systematically underfunded, facilitated even more now that “dark money” is the official political currency.
Candace Charvoz Frank
Disclaimer: As submitted to the Arizona Daily Star.