December 7, 2011
"A Wall Street Journal report earlier that year was even more damning, revealing that most of the money in the program’s endowment in Georgia was being kicked back to Gigrich’s friends, including Mel Steely, a former Gingrich staffer who was at the time working on an authorized biography of the House Speaker. According to the paper, “90% of the $20,000 raised in the past year went to Steely and two other professors who help him evaluate the program.”"

— In making his case for paying kids to work as janitors, Newt Gingrich cited a program he started in Georgia called Earning by Learning. Maybe that wasn’t the best example. (via motherjones)

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