ALEC got a lot of attention because of the Stand Your Ground laws were linked to them, but in the end nothing changed. Please watch the clip linked to in this blog post! Thanks for sharing this story Diane!
Just when you thought that the mainstream media had forgotten how to do investigative journalism, along comes a surprise.
In Atlanta, local NBC channel 11 station did an exposé of the secretive far-right group called the American Legislative Exchange Council, ALEC. Under the aegis of ALEC, Georgia legislators met in a posh resort with corporate lawyers to decide their priorities for the next session.
Except for Bill Moyers on PBS, this is a topic the mainstream media won’t touch.
For a thorough and chilling review of ALEC’s plans to privatize education, see ALEC Exposed. ALEC loves charters and vouchers, hates unions, loves profits.
ALEC has model legislation, which legislators introduce into their states. It even has tax credit legislation, similar to the one that Governor Cuomo introduced in Néw York. It has already been adopted by several states to benefit private and religious schools.