The leading donor to Brighter Choice is the Walton Family Foundation, run by the heirs of the Wal-Mart store chain. Disliked by union advocates, the Walton group has doled out $15 million for charter school construction alone in Albany and more than $1 million a year for several years for operations of the growing Brighter Choice charter schools.
Friday, January 15, 2010
Following the money
This, from Albany Times-Union Capitol Bureau's James Odato: "Billionaires bet big on charters, governor."