As school starts up, it seems a good time to take a look at the a well-financed political tussle for control of the blackboards and soon-to-be bustling halls. It's a battle that pits upstart entrepreneurs and big-name philanthropists against the well-oiled political machines of the nation's leading teacher's unions, the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers.
The battle has been fought in Congress and state legislatures. More recently, it has gone Hollywood.
Conservative bankrollers Rupert Murdoch and Philip Anschutz have teamed up to produce "Won't Back Down," a film that presents the inspiring ...Continue reading
Who were Obama’s News Corp contributors?
Over at Media Matters, Terry Krepel criticized Sunlight for a campaign finance number my colleague Ryan Sibley reported on in... View ArticleContinue reading
Murdoch’s influence extends to U.S., global politics
The phone hacking scandal currently plaguing News Corp owner Rupert Murdoch began in London, and because of rumors that his... View ArticleContinue reading