Monday, September 25, 2006

No crony left behind

The No Child Left Behind Act had certainly became an education in political cronyism.
According to a new government report, the $5 billion Reading First program - a staple of No Child Left Behind - only allowed states to receive funding for curriculums developed by the publisher McGraw-Hill, Inc.

The Bush and McGraw families have been personally and professionally close since the 1930's. Campaign finance records indicate the McGraws, who still run the company, have been generous donors for Republican candidates in the last decade, including to Bush's campaigns. (Incidentally, the only Democrat recipient we were able to find was Sen. Joe Lieberman)
I think that speaks for itself.
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Anonymous lester said...

it's a cronyocracy. that's why i disagree with people who say bush messed up Katrina because of his belief in small government. it's HUGE cronyized government. with some nihilism thrown in

4:09:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

For once we're in complete agreement Lester.

7:19:00 PM  

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