By Maurice T. Cunningham. Goes behind the scenes of school privatization campaigns to expose the complex networks of funding that sustain these efforts – often hidden from the view of the public. Using the example of a 2016 Massachusetts charter school referendum, shows how wealthy individuals support charter school expansion through so-called “social welfare” organizations, thereby obscuring the true sources of funding while influencing major public policy votes. With vast wealth and a political agenda, foundations have helped to reshape the reform landscape in urban education. Read more.