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Follow the Money: How Foundation Dollars Change Public School Politics (Studies in Postwar American Political Development)

Sarah Reckhow. Follow the Money: How Foundation Dollars Change Public School Politics (Studies in Postwar American Political Development) Authors:Sarah Reckhow.
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Year:2012
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Pages:240
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Price:4454 rub.
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Some of the nation's wealthiest philanthropic organizations, 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, these foundations have helped to reshape the reform landscape in urban education. In Follow the Money, Sarah Reckhow shows where and how foundation investment in education is occurring and provides a penetrating analysis of the effects of these investments in the two largest urban districts in the United States: New York City and Los Angeles. In New York City, centralized political control and the use of private resources have enabled rapid implementation of reform proposals. Yet this potent combination of top-down authority and outside funding also poses serious questions about transparency, responsiveness, and democratic accountability in New York. Furthermore, the sustainability of reform policies is closely...

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