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Maurice T. Cunningham

Maurice T. Cunningham

Maurice T. Cunningham, JD, PhD, is a retired associate professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts Boston and the author of "Dark Money and the Politics of School Privatization."

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Money attached to a fish hook

Commentary: The dark money behind the push for vouchers, ‘divisive concepts’ legislation

By: - February 25, 2022

As education debates roil New Hampshire on issues ranging from vouchers to outlawing the discussion of “divisive concepts” (accurate history) to teachers’ loyalty, the dark money behind these policies slips below the radar. When right-wing forces tried to privatize public education in Massachusetts, community groups and teachers unions used my research to help expose the billionaires […]