News in Brief
New Group to Examine Corporate Ties to Education
A new advocacy group, Integrity in Education, was launched last week to expose connections between K-12 public education and for-profit education companies and to counter arguments laid out by groups promoting free-market reforms for education, such as StudentsFirst and Chiefs for Change.
The group is headed by Sabrina Stevens, a former teacher and American Federation of Teachers staffer.
It has received start-up funding from Deborah Sagner, the chairwoman of its board of directors and a philanthropist who heads up the Sagner Family Foundation.
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