Kaplan is the 14th corporation to announce publicly that it has declined to renew its ALEC membership. (photo: Kaplan International Colleges)
Kaplan, a for-profit education, tutoring, and testing empire that is the largest division of the $4 billion Washington Post Company, recently told the Republic Report (RR) that Kaplan’s for-profit college division “was a member of ALEC for a one year period, which ended in August 2011.” Kaplan’s membership in ALEC’s Education Task Force is documented in task force agendas and materials obtained by Common Cause and publicly released yesterday.
The Education Task Force is currently co-chaired by Connections Academy, a for-profit education company, owned by Apollo Management, L.P. (a corporate real estate investor), that contracts with charter schools, school districts, or governmental entities to provide “online” lessons to students.
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