Seventeenth Group Drops ALEC

Scantron today became the seventeenth group to drop ALEC. The test-grading and online tutoring company told the Center for Media and Democracy that they cut ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council — a conservative group known for crafting legislation including voter supression laws and the “Stand Your Ground” law that protected George Zimmerman. Other groups that have dropped ALEC include: The National Association of Charter School Authorizers, Kaplan, Procter & Gamble, Yum! Brands, five Pennsylvania legislators, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Reed Elsevier, American Traffic Solutions, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Kraft, Intuit, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Wendy’s, Mars, Inc., Arizona Public Service, and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.