Cathy McMorris' Path to Speaker of the House
If McMorris can hang on and not become a target, there's no reason to think that she couldn't rise to the top of the House Republicans in the next few years.
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ALEC's real motivation for dismantling the public education system is ideological--creating a system where schools do not provide for everyone--and profit-driven. The corporate members on its education task force include the Friedman Foundation, Goldwater Institute, Washington Policy Center, National Association of Charter School Authorizers and corporations providing education services, such as Sylvan Learning and the Connections Academy.Liv's got a posse, and they're both well funded and in the game for their own purposes.