In today’s Daily News,
When Sharpton joined up with Klein to form the “Education Equality Project” last spring, it was only ten days after he had come up with $1 million, enough to settle with the feds who were about to indict him for tax fraud.
The funds for Sharpton were officially donated to a 501C3 organization that promotes charter schools, a “charitable” organization that allows the donors to take a hefty tax deduction, but then apparently funneled to Sharpton’s operation, which is a 501C4 lobbying group, with no tax-deductibility allowed.
….So where did he get the $1 million? As Sharpton explained to the Daily News, “"I make money, so I can pay."
Another mystery is who is funding the Education Equality Project. Until recently, David Cantor, the chief communications officer of the DOE, was listed as the main press contact on all its press releases; now they are being sent out without any names attached.
Now, according to the Gonzalez column, Sharpton seems to be tempering his support for mayoral control, and expresses fervent opposition to “privatizing schools and corporate payoffs in education."
Speaking of payoffs, there is still the question of where the other half a million came from that allowed Sharpton to stay out of jail.