Reed Denies Charter School & Privatization Agenda

Source: Jonathan Shapiro, WABE, November 1, 2013

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed Friday indignantly batted back claims the political action committee he’s helping fund has a pro-charter school and privatization agenda…. The committee has raised more than $200,000 to help support eight school board candidates and five city council candidates. About half the funds are from local business leaders; the other half is from Reed, who says he wants to ensure influence on future school board decisions, like the hiring of a new superintendent. Labor and education leaders have criticized the fundraising group for trying to buy the election and accepting $6500 from Georgia Pacific, which is owned by the conservative activist Koch brothers. …