Charts: More Evidence Gates Is "Over" Charters
Look at this new @kenmlibby analysis of the Gates Foundation's grantmaking over the past three years and you'll see something I've been talking about but no one's really paid attention to (or believed): a sharp (49 percent) decrease in funding for charter schools.
Some would argue that the Gates folks let their charter funding slip because the Obama folks have pushed so hard on that front. This is not to say that the foundation is anti-charter at this point -- there are charter-related functions in several of the other Gates funded endeavors (human capital, for example). And, to be fair there are funding fluctuations all over the place and the grant categorizations may be off in some places (advocacy is down?)