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The Link Between Walmart And Charter Schools

The Walton Family Foundation, backed by the family that founded Walmart, is one of the biggest supporters of charter schools.

“The foundation has awarded more than $1 billion in grants nationally to educational efforts since 2000, making it one of the largest private contributors to education in the country,” the New York Times reports.


WASHINGTON – DC Prep operates four charter schools here with 1,200 students in preschool through eighth grade. The schools, whose students are mostly poor and black, are among the highest performing in Washington. Last year, DC Prep’s flagship middle school earned the best test scores among local charter schools, far outperforming the average of the city’s traditional neighborhood schools as well.

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