Today, I read the Rhee/Romney report, put out by a group under the name "Alliance for Quality Education." As a Jersey boy, I was especially intrigued by this (p.11):
You know, I haven't seen a lick of reporting on this. Considering the money that Rhee is throwing around in state elections; considering the high-profile involvement of B4K in the last NJ election; considering the adulation heaped upon its funder, hedge fund baron David Tepper; considering the fanfare surrounding B4K and StudentFirst's "partnership"; considering that B4K has stepped into local fights between superintendents and their school boards...StudentsFirst’s involvement with the 501(c)3 Better Education for New Jersey Kids (B4BJKids) is not entirely clear. While the nonprofit is not disclosed as a related entity, StudentsFirst shares two directors with the B4NJKids leadership—Michelle Rhee and StudentsFirst COO Dmitri Mehlhorn. Additionally, Executive Director Derrell Bradford, who has never been publicly identified as a StudentsFirst employee, has attended a Students- First staff meeting and has held the title of New Jersey state director for StudentsFirst. Bradford tweeted about the meeting describing the StudentsFirst national headquarters as the “mothership.”85 The entity has a federal PAC called B4K. [emphasis mine]
You would think the press would be interested in this connection. You'd think they'd be pressing Bradford and Rhee and Tepper to tell us how exactly this "partnership" works. Does it involve money? Or are B4K's books completely separate from StudentFirst's? If so, how exactly do they "partner"? Is any money from StudentsFirst coming into New Jersey through B4K?
I think a lot of folks would like to know the details, don't you?