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More Out-of-State Money Flows Into Georgia for Charter Schools Amendment

WalMart heiress, others, contribute more than $1 million to get amendment passed.

It's no secret that most of the money promoting the Charter Schools Amendment is coming from out-of-state contributors.

According to Atlanta Unfiltered, Families for Better Schools contributed $1.1 million to the campaign to pass Amendment 1 on November 6.

Atlanta Unfiltered is a document-driven, award-winning blog written by Jim Walls, the former long-time investigations editor for the Atlanta Journal Constitution. In this post, Walls says,

All told, Families for Better Public Schools has raised nearly $1.8 million, 77 percent of it from outside Georgia. Corporate donors that stand to gain from amending Georgia’s constitution include K12 Inc. (which has given $100,000), Charter Schools USA ($50,000) and Huizenga’s National Heritage Academies ($75,000).

To read the full post, with links to the supporting documents, click here.

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