“Won’t Back Down” Film Pushes ALEC Parent Trigger Proposal | PR Watch

Follow the money…

Well-funded advocates of privatizing the nation’s education system are employing a new strategy this fall to enlist support for the cause. The emotionally engaging Hollywood film “Won’t Back Down” — set for release September 28 — portrays so-called “Parent Trigger” laws as an effective mechanism for transforming underperforming public schools. But the film’s distortion of the facts prompts a closer examination of its funders and backers and a closer look at those promoting Parent Trigger as a cure for what ails the American education system.

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The Top Five Anti-Environment Objectives of ALEC : TreeHugger

Our environment – and our health – depends on not allowing corporations to externalize the waste they create to increase their bottom-line…

The American Legislative Exchange Council has at least five “model bills” waiting in the wings to roll back environmental protections for the benefit of polluting industry. ALEC, as you’ll recall, is the conservative organization (or “stealth business lobbyist,” as the NY Times calls it) that allows corporations to have a direct hand in drafting legislation with state policymakers. That “model” legislation can then be passed onto other states, where it’s advocated by other ALEC members.

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