It turns out that Rocketship is very aggressively involved in California school board politics:
Interesting how the candidate benefitting from all this money doesn't "know much about it." And it's not just Santa Clara:
Sounds familiar to those following the election in Perth Amboy:
Looks like folks from New Jersey to California are happy to line up and take Rocketship's money - they just don't want to talk about it. Maybe it's because Rocketship goes all out against you if they see you as an impediment to their expansion:
Reyes Ortega, who is running on the Better Schools Now ticket with Junior Iglesias, Damaris Gonzalez and William Ortiz, acknowledged the slate's campaign fund is probably much more than other school board races.However, Ortega said [sic] declined to comment on the finances and instead stressed the issues facing city schools. [emphasis mine]
Rocketship has big plans for California; isn't it obvious they have those same plans for New Jersey? Why else would they get their partners to put so much money into a local school board race 3000 miles away?
We're going to land this baby right in the Raritan Bay!