|MA: How To Gut a School District
Posted: 24 Nov 2015 07:26 AM PST
Back in April of 2014, Jim Peyser was managing director of the New Schools Venture Fund, a group set up to support “venture philanthropy
” in the charter school world with grant-funneling, consulting, lobbying, etc. Think of them as bag men and enforcers for hedge funders interested in making a charter school buck or two.
That would make Jim Peyser and ordinary charter-pushing well-connected money man, but that was Peyser in April of 2014. But two days before Christmas of 2014, Santa brought Peyser a gift of the job of Secretary of Education
for the state of Massachusetts. Not since the fox was hired to stand guard over the henhouse has a job been so cleverly filled, but Governor Charlie Baker loves him some charters and has thrown open the gate to every kind of charter shilling under the sun.
Eclectablog has posted a new item, ‘It’s time for a “People’s Budget” that
ensures prosperity for all with everyone contributing their fair share’, at