The Los Angeles Times reports that Eli Broad, a big-time funder of school reform efforts and a public supporter of increasing taxes on the wealthy, also secretly contributed big-time ($1 million) towards efforts to defeat an initiative in California last year that raised taxes on the wealthy to fund schools (it ended up winning).

He wouldn’t comment, but it does appear to be the latest example of school reformer hypocrisy.

Prior to this expose, the Tony Bennett fiasco had been the last in a consistent amount of hypocrisy among a fair number (though by no means all) “school reformers” — whether its opposing class size reduction for others while sending their children to schools that have small classes; or pushing huge changes in public classrooms while their kids go to private schools that take the opposite approaches to education, or any number of other instances.