The Washington Post’s Nick Anderson offers a terrific and balanced round up on where the Gates Foundation’s K-12 giving stands today. In an article that avoids being either a puff piece or a hatchet job, Anderson offers a good, straightforward analysis of what the foundation is up to. He comes at it with an even-handed assessment while also providing an appropriately skeptical quote from my friend Tom Loveless, quotes Gates himself saying, “There’s a risk that we might not succeed,” and has the inevitable Diane Ravitch blast.
Probably not groundbreaking stuff for policy wonks who follow it closely, but a nice piece for those with actual jobs keeping a casual eye out on what’s happening in ed policy. Definitely worth checking out.
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