According to Harriet Rowan of The Center for Media and Democracy’s PR Watch:
“The American Federation for Children Action Fund Inc., a pro-school privatization group bankrolled by conservative financiers, has spent more than $113,000 supporting five Milwaukee Democrats running for State Assembly and Senate, who are facing primaries on August 14.
The American Federation for Children (AFC) is a D.C.-based organization chaired by Betsy DeVos, the billionaire wife of Amway heir Dick DeVos and former chair of the Michigan Republican Party. In recent years she has funneled tens of millions of dollars into school privatization efforts nationwide. In Wisconsin, AFC spent millions on independent expenditures and phony issue ads to back Republican candidates in the 2011 and 2012 recall races, but have supported some Milwaukee Democrats in past elections” (
I recently wrote about this and the Heartland Institute under ‘Education’ for Dailycensored but Ms. Rowan’s report is far more concise and insightful. I invite you to view it at: