Edwatch: League of Education Voters
|Organization Name:||League of Education Voters|
|Company Line:||The League of Education Voters works to create an educational system in which every student has an equal and adequate opportunity to succeed in college, work, and in life. Washington’s children are our first and most important constituents.|
|Bottom Line:||Astroturf organization, NOT to be confused with the very excellent League of Women Voters whose good name they piggyback on, that influences education policy favoring the privatization of public schools in Washington state. Pro charter schools, high stakes testing, and Teach for America types. Although it claims to be citizen-founded and citizen-funded, LEV Foundation accepted nearly 6 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation from 2001 to 2011. League of Education Voters Political Action Committee (LEV PAC) founded in 2012.|
|Major Donors:||Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation|
|Where the Money Goes|
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Search the B & M Gates Foundation for grants awarded to League of Education Voters. A look at the organization's 990s does not reflect the grants awarded. LEV's website does not celebrate the awards.
Nick Hanauer, one of the founders of the League of Education Voters (LEV) and a proponent of charter schools has lately decided to take it upon himself to publicly target teachers in general and the teachers’ union specifically in his quest to turn the state of Washington into charter school country staffed by none other than TFA temps putting students in front of computers for their online learning courses.