Connolly and the Koch brothers use the same “research” firm? Yes, it’s true.
Very interesting to this educator that the Connolly vendor mentioned in the Boston Globe article is Braun Research. As stated in the Globe article, Braun Research is “with phone calls floating negative messages against state Representative Martin J. Walsh.” No surprise at all that Braun is going negative. Braun has also worked with some of the ultra-right’s heavy hitters including the Alliance for School Choice (finded by the Koch brothers) and the Heritage Foundation, both of which favor school privatization through vouchers.
Earlier this year, Braun Research worked with the (Milton) Friedman Foundation to push school vouchers. See here.
Here’s Braun working with Friedman and the Alliance for School Choice in 2009 to push vouchers in Washington, DC. See here.
Here we have the connection between the Alliance for School Choice and the Koch brothers.
Is this where public education in the City of Boston is going? Should profit trump children and their education? No.
Trust real teachers, not billionaires nor their influence, when it comes to the education of Boston’s children.