Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Joy Resmovits: Bill Gates's Education Philanthropy Over Time; New York City Parents Sue Over School Funding: Ed Today

Joy Resmovits: Bill Gates's Education Philanthropy Over Time; New York City Parents Sue Over School Funding: Ed Today:


Bill Gates's Education Philanthropy Over Time; New York City Parents Sue Over School Funding: Ed Today

Gates's Gigantic Growth? Michigan State University Professor Sarah Reckhow takes a look at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's funding patterns over on Alexander Russo's blog. "The decade from 2000 to 2010 was a time of enormous growth and evolution for the Gates Foundation," Reckhow writes. "Warren Buffett's pledge of more than $30 billion substantially increased the Gates Foundation's resources, and grant-making more than doubled from 2005 to 2009. Even more marked are the Foundation's dramatically shifted priorities." Over the years, Gates has shifted its money from directly funding schools to instead subsidizing research, advocacy and activism.

New York Sued? Parents in New York City are suing Governor Andrew Cuomo and state schools chief John King for withholding money to the city's schools over a teacher evaluation standoff, reports the Wall Street Journal's Lisa Fleisher. The parents are represented by Michael Rebell, an attorney who previously got the state to spend more money on its schools through a case known as the Campaign for Fiscal Equity. "The fact that 

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