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Follow the Money: How Foundation Dollars Change Public School Politics

Sarah Reckhow


Some of the nation's wealthiest philanthropies, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Walton Family Foundation, and the Broad Foundation have invested hundreds of millions of dollars in education reform. With vast wealth and a political agenda, foundations have helped to reshape the reform landscape in urban education. In this book, Sarah Reckhow shows where and how foundation investment in education is occurring and analyzes the effects of these investments within the two largest urban districts, New York City and Los Angeles. In New York City, centralized political control and ... More

Keywords: philanthropy, foundations, education reform, urban education, Gates Foundation, New York, Los Angeles, education policy, mayoral control, charter schools, social network, civic capacity, policy feedback

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199937738
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937738.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sarah Reckhow, author
Michigan State University