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Gates Foundation Advocate Over-Involved In Texas Contracts, Report Says

By Alexander Russo — June 28, 2007 1 min read

Over at the Dallas Morning News, Josh Benton’s got the drop on some apparent misdeeds at the Texas Education Agency. No surprise there, except that the misdeeds may include the Gates Foundation (TEA: Agency officials got friends contracts). It’s no secret that the Gates folks of late have been getting involved in state-level advocacy work. A reasonable strategy, I’d say. But their Texas guy, Jimmy Wynn, seems to have gotten over-involved, shall we say. Via EdNews.org.

While we’re on the subject of foundations and nonprofits, there’s a new report from the Urban Institute that some would do well to read: Insular Boards Guide Many Nonprofits. “Many nonprofit boards are cut off from the public they serve by an ethnically homogeneous membership and a failure to engage in externally oriented activities,” according to the report.

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