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ERIC Number: EJ1179507
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-May
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
Big Money and Its Influence on K-12 Education: An Interview with Sarah Reckhow
Heller, Rafael
Phi Delta Kappan, v99 n8 p41-45 May 2018
"Kappan"'s editor talks with Michigan State University's Sarah Reckhow about her research into the ways wealthy private philanthropies have influenced K-12 education in recent years. As Reckhow explains, not only have Gates, Broad, Walton, and other big foundations spent unprecedented amounts of money to support their favored reform strategies--such as expanding the charter school sector, raising academic standards, and evaluating teachers' effectiveness--but they've maximized their influence by coordinating their messages, funneling their money to specific states and districts, pushing for changes in state and federal policy, and (most recently) contributing to local school board candidates.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001; Elementary and Secondary Education Act
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