Isn’t that great (“Walton Foundation gives $1 billion to education,” Saturday)?
A giant company that helped to destroy manufacturing in the U.S. by buying from overseas manufacturers who employ cheap labor and is now trying to improve its image with the recent “Made In America” campaign is helping to improve the education system at home.
The actual New York Times headline reads “A Wal-Mart Fortune, spreading charter schools,” the source of the Star-Telegram report.
And if you read past the headline, you will understand that Wal-Mart is now trying to do to public education what it successfully accomplished in the retail and manufacturing sectors.
Having destroyed Main Street, they are now meddling in our education system. Every charter school formed siphons needed money away from public education.
— Richard A. Chiarello, Arlington