May 16, 2010
It’s Time to Give Scrutiny to Foundations’ Efforts to Remake Education
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