It’s Time to Give Scrutiny to Foundations’ Efforts to Remake Education

Who Will Tell Big Donors They Are Wrong About Education Grants? 1

Steve Shelton

A reading program financed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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Steve Shelton

A reading program financed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

As the 21st century opened, America witnessed the largest expansion in the history of philanthropic efforts focused on public education. New foundations, created by astonishingly successful entrepreneurs, proceeded with a boldness that was unprecedented. Never in American history had private foundations assigned themselves the task of reconstructing the nation’s education system.

The new titans of the foundation world were billionaire entrepreneurs like Bill Gates and corporate