Tag Archives: Remember ALEC

Remember ALEC – Five Major Corporations Ditch ALEC – A Total Of 25 Have Now Left – 11 July 2012

July 10, 2012
5:23 PM

CONTACT: People For the American Way (PFAW)

Miranda Blue or Justin Greenberg
202-467-4999 / media@pfaw.org

Five Major Corporations Ditch ALEC Continue reading


Remember ALEC! – List Of ALEC Corporate Members Released – 5 May 2012

May 4, 2012
4:14 PM

CONTACT: Common Cause

Mary Boyle, Common Cause (202) 736-5770
Nikolina Lazic, Center for Media and Democracy (608) 770-1343

List of ALEC Corporate Members Released

WASHINGTON – May 4 – The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has long been a secretive organization that does not disclose a full list of its corporate members and donors. Continue reading

Remember ALEC – Kaplan 14th Company To Dump ALEC – 28 April 2012

Kaplan International College PerthKaplan 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.

( Read the whole story http://www.commondreams.org link to original article)