A Washington D.C. group has released emails showing just how closely the Foundation for Excellence in Education is working with lawmakers around the country to draft education policy. The foundation was started by former Gov. Jeb Bush.
Former Gov. Jeb Bush’s educational foundation is “distorting democracy” by shaping state education policies to benefit its private, corporate donors, a public advocacy group charged Wednesday. In the Public Interest posted thousands of emails on its website (http://www.inthepublicinterest.org/node/2747) that it says show how the Foundation for Excellence in Education, sometimes using its affiliated Chiefs for Change group, wrote or influenced legislation that benefited its “corporate funders.”