Michelle Rhee and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, big stars in the ultra-right wing firmament, will be featured at the arch-conservative American Federation for Children’s summit on May 9th in Washington, DC. Rhee has publicly supported Walker’s education agenda.
AFC is closely linked to Tea Party figures and funders, the Koch Brothers, and currently employs a member of the Koch-backed Wisconsin Prosperity Network. It openly advocates for the end of public education. Wisconsinites received robo-calls from AFC this year urging voters not to support the recall of eight ultra-conservative Wisconsin state senators.
A recent investigation by Talk2Action.org uncovered AFC’s extensive astroturf effort to pass school voucher legislation in multiple states. Expanded voucher programs is a major Rhee lobby issue. Anyone with lingering doubts about her Rheepublicanism should look closely at the company she keeps.
Posted: 4:10PM, April 27, 2011