How Jacksonville’s non-profits were hoodwinked by a bunch of millionaires.

From a Times Union article speaking about the district 2 school board forum: The forum was
sponsored by a coalition of community groups led by the Jacksonville Public
Education Fund. 

All the organizations have
signed a pledge to not support or endorse a candidate.
Oy vey, but what the paper
fails to mention is that five members of the JPEF board have donated thousands of
dollars and endorsed a candidate in each school board race. But think about
this too.
The JPEF partnered with 20
organizations and by making them sign a pledge that they arguably have not
adhered too, have taken their potential endorsements off the table. Wouldn’t
you like to know who the League of Women Voters would support or how about the
NAACP? Two large and influential organizations would certainly have a voice.
This small cabal of ultra
rich donors, none of who are educators, live in the neighborhoods the
candidates they are donating to do and who have close ties to the education
reform movement are literally having their cake and eating it too. They are
endorsing and supporting and preventing people who might endorse or support other
candidates from doing so at the same time.

Shouldn’t the media at least inform the people
and then let them make their own judgments?

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