This article from The American Prospect traces tells the sordid story about how hedge fund billionaires bankrolled charter schools and teamed with ALEC and the Koch brothers to support union-busting policies and the candidacy of Republican governor Scott Walker. Democrats for Education Reform (DFER) was funded by hedge funders a decade ago. Hedging Education: How hedge funders spurred the pro-charter political network..

The cash has infiltrated Washington State politics too: Following the charter school cash in the Washington State Primary: The latest money scheme