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Mickey Revenaugh is the Senior Vice President of State Relations for Connections Academy.
Connections Academy is a division of Connections Education LLC, a private school based in Baltimore, MD that offers free online public school through contracts with charter schools, school districts, or governmental entities. The contracted schools have a lower graduation rate than traditional public schools. Sylvan Ventures started Connections Academy in 2001. The company started its first schools in 2001, and in 2004, Connections Academy was sold to Apollo Management, L.P., a corporate investor specializing in real estate.
ALEC is a corporate bill mill. It is not just a lobby or a front group; it is much more powerful than that. Through ALEC, corporations hand state legislators their wishlists to benefit their bottom line. Corporations fund almost all of ALEC's operations. They pay for a seat on ALEC task forces where corporate lobbyists and special interest reps vote with elected officials to approve “model” bills. Learn more at the Center for Media and Democracy's ALECexposed.org, and check out breaking news on our PRWatch.org site.
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- Jim Siegel Poor-performing e-schools a waste of Ohio's money, critics say, Columbus Dispatch, May 13, 2011
- Connections Academy About Us, company website, accessed June 11, 2011
- Dun & Bradstreet, "Apollo Management, L.P. Report," online business credit report, prepared June 15, 2011
- Mickey Revenaugh, ALEC website, Accessed May, 2011.
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