Josh Radinsky put it succinctly at the WRPCO event.
I'm posting this after skimming details of Illinois Tool Works' plan to give $20m to Noble charter for a new building. You'll notice that ITW didn't first ask the neighborhood schools if they need anything. Then, when you dig for five seconds, you find ITW's soft money contributions over the years, while nominal, have been decidedly one sided. Their only recorded direct campaign contribution went to this guy.
So you can see where this choice-for-the-sake-of-choice movement is aligned. Gates Foundation, Broad Foundation, ITW, Gregg Harper, Eric Cantor, the entire anti-Obamacare, anti-Obama establishment, Jeb Bush, Rahm Emanuel, Joe Moore, etc.
It's all so weird.