Listen to Tabachnick describe the major right-wing donors — among them the former head of the Michigan Republican Party Betsy DeVos, a billionaire heiress connected to the Amway corporation — who support the passage of a law that would allow taxpayers to subsidize middle class and affluent families that would send their kids to private schools anyway, and not underprivileged youth for whom the vouchers were originally intended. The interview with Tabachnick begins at about 18:30.
We interviewed Rachel Tabachnick, one of K12NN’s contributors back in June, 2011. At that time, she had been tracking quite closely the movement of a school voucher bill through the Pennsylvania state legislature, where it passed one house but didn’t pass the other. Now, it’s almost certain that the school voucher bill will be raised again.