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NGA 'Corporate Fellows': The Cozy Relationship Between Corporations and Education

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 03.11.2014 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

For education corporations, CCSS alone is a potential cash cow: Curriculum, teacher and administrator professional development, student preparation (including tutoring and test prep), assessment writing, administration, and scoring. Envision the saliva as it dribbles down the education corporate executive chins.

Why Are Walmart Billionaires Bankrolling Phony School 'Reform' In LA?

Peter Dreier | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

As a business chain, Walmart has spent a fortune trying to break into the Los Angeles retail market with its low-wage retail stores. Now the Walton family is trying to use that fortune to bring Walmart-style education to Los Angeles.

Wal-Mart's Wages Increase in China, Rollback in US

David Nassar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Nassar

Instead of perpetuating a cycle of poverty among its workers, it's time Wal-Mart consider a meaningful wage increase for its U.S. employees who are struggling to make ends.