Who can afford to pay for these two glossy mailers pushing
the charter school amendment?
Who are GeorgiaHope2012.org and BrighterGeorgia.org, anyway?
Recipients of millions from Alice Walton and the Walton Family Foundation
to push a bill sponsored in the statehouse by ALEC’s “our state legislators”.
Will we believe Alice Walton and ALEC, or will we believe
our Georgia educators, who overwhelmingly
oppose Amendment 1?
GeorgiaHope2012.org’s mailer (the big one) says in really light grey type:
Paid for by Families for Better Public Schools Edward Lindsey Chairman
We’ve heard of them before.
$486,750 by September, about 96% from outside Georgia,
including Alice Walton ($250,000),
K12 Inc. of Virginia ($100,000),
Charter Schools USA of Florida ($50,000),
J.C. Huizenga and National Heritage Academies Inc. of Michigan ($25,000 each).
Their spokesman Bert Brantley (who went to Lowndes County public schools)
the bogus preamble
to the charter school amendment,
the one that uses ALEC
Family Trigger jargon
and asserts things that just aren’t in either of the authorizing bills;
he claims that preamble
His previous PR campaign was pushing the T-SPLOST transportation tax
that failed by a landslide.
Families for Better Public Schools
is still playing the
charter school bait and switch in their mailer
by pretending Amendment 1 is needed for charter schools:
EVERY CHILD DESERVES A CHANCE!
for Public Charter Schools on November 6th.
We don’t need this amendment to create charter schools.
Any local school board can already do that.
BrighterGeorgia.org’s mailer (the smaller one)
says in grey on grey type:
Paid for by Georgia Charter Schools Association
GCSA got $700,000 from the Walton Family Foundation last year,
and is a member of