The Governor and other Republican leaders have made passing a strong charter school bill a top priority on their agenda for the upcoming legislative session. However, the Barksdale Institute led the fight against charter schools in 2012. Barksdale gave $42,000 to the Parent’s Campaign in 2010 (source: Form 990’s). The Parent’s Campaign only had two funding sources: Barksdale and Parents for Public Schools. Earlier post on Parent’s Campaign funding
Claiborne Barksdale is the Chairman of the Board for the Parent’s Campaign and the CEO of the Barksdale Reading Institute. Mr. Barksdale has not been to shy about his opposition to charter schools . . .