Funders: You Don't Know Broad
Check out this new Scholastic Administrator profile of philanthropist Eli Broad (Impatient Philanthropist) in which you will learn that Broad says he doesn't want to privatize public education and read some of the ways that Broad's approach differs from the Gates Foundation on several key issues (the parent trigger, Michelle Rhee, and TFA, among other things).
Hate philanthropist reformers on sight? It won't make any difference to you. Curious about how they differ and what makes them tick? You might be interested.
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