Tuesday, October 31, 2006

No Bush Left Behind: Wholly COW! Neil Raking In NCLB Dough

Bill Berkowitz, via MediaTransparency dot com and buzzflash):

These days, with the help of the Saudi Royal Family, a former junk bond dealer, a Russian mobster, the Rev. Sum Myung Moon, and mom and dad, family string-pulling is again paying off.

The Los Angeles Times recently reported that Ignite! Learning, a company headed by Neil Bush "and partly owned by his parents is benefiting from Republican connections and federal dollars targeted for economically disadvantaged students under the No Child Left Behind Act." The company has managed to "place its products in 40 U.S. school districts and now plans to market internationally," the Times reported.

"Interviews and a review of school district documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act," by the Los Angeles Times, "found that educators and legal experts were sharply divided over whether Ignite's products were worth their cost or qualified under the No Child law."

According to the Times, "Most of Ignite's business has been obtained through sole-source contracts without competitive bidding. Neil Bush has been directly involved in marketing the product."---Read On!

Somehow, this greedy, oleaginous predator--to say nothing of the rest of this criminal family cabal--needs to be seriously FUCKED UP!!!

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