Posts Tagged ‘ALEC’

The passing scene: Bedtime links 12/4/13

December 4, 2013

The Googlization of the Far Right: Why Is Google Funding Grover Norquist, Heritage Action and ALEC? by Nick Surgey of PR Watch.

1984 Was An Instruction Manual by Peter Van Buren for TomDispatch.  Google has the capability of making Orwell’s “memory hole” a reality.

ALEC calls for penalties on ‘freerider’ homeowners in assault on clean energy by Suzanne Goldenberg and Ed Pilkington for The Guardian.  Anti-green American Legislative Exchange Council wants utilities to penalize homeowners who install solar panels.

Radioactive Fukushima water to be dumped into the ocean by Washington’s Blog.

Privatizing and outsourcing public education

November 28, 2012

This brief video describes K12Inc., a company whose goal is to privatize public schools and replace teachers with video monitors, resulting in cheaper teaching and profits for the owners. It is backed by the influential American Legislative Exchange Council, a right-wing organization which writes model legislation for state governments.

Click on Brave New Foundation for more videos.

Hat tip to Diane Ravich’s Blog.