Walton Family Puts Stamp on Education Landscape
A champion of greater choice in K-12 schooling, the foundation built on Wal-Mart money has risen to the top tier of private giving to precollegiate education.
What do a KIPP middle school in the Arkansas Delta, the California Charter Schools Association, and the Black Alliance for Educational Options have in common?
All three might not exist today if it weren’t for the early backing of the family that brought America Wal-Mart.
With no fanfare and a distaste for publicity, the Bentonville, Ark.-based Walton Family Foundation has played a key role in fueling a vast array of efforts to advance school choice, including charter schools, vouchers, and tuition tax credits...
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