- coming to your state legislature
- courtesy of the 2012 ALEC Annual Meeting just held in Salt Lake City.
Found this blog enty about South Dakota ALEC Senator Dan Lederman
Lederman Loves ALEC, Covers for Radical Education-Wrecking Agenda
Sen. [Dan] Lederman says the primary focus of this year’s ALEC meeting was how to get a better education system for the same or less money. I’m betting the emphasis was on “less.” An effective public education system is the greatest practical and ideological threat to the plutocracy Lederman and ALEC serve. ALEC pursues the entirely radical agenda of starving the public schools and bringing the education of our children under private corporate control.
ALEC has said repeatedly over the past 5 months that they are getting out of the "social issues" arena with the ALEC agenda - but it is all in the interpretation.
For those of us who view education as a social issue - we should be very afraid of what the ALEC educational agenda will be.
Don't forget the ALEC ethos - of hating government because they view government goods and services as being provided under a governmental "monopoly" - at the detriment of ALEC Corporate Profit Sector members revenues (corporate revenues that provide the overall funding for ALEC):
The American Legislative Exchange Council has been a major force in pushing for the privatization of public services and assets. They actively promote privatization that allows corporate takeover of public functions. This agenda is evident in ALEC’s model bills. ALEC works with its corporate members to draft model bills that state legislators can introduce and push in their states. … The bills also have the potential to generate lucrative sources of revenue for ALEC’s corporate sponsors.