"Gates, Walton, and Broad came to be called venture philanthropies, organizations that made targeted (cont) http://tl.gd/7e7124
"They funded new, entrepreneurial organizations that shared their goals, and they created new organizations t (cont) http://tl.gd/7e721m
"over time they converged in support of reform strategies that mirrored their own experience in acquiring (cont) http://tl.gd/7e73jb
"the offer of a multimillion-dollar grant by a foundation is enough to cause most superintendents and (cont) http://tl.gd/7e74od
"If voters don't like the foundations reform agenda, they can't vote them put of office. The foundations (cont) http://tl.gd/7e76r1
"But why not insist that future charters fulfill their original mission, the one Albert Shanker envisioned (cont) http://tl.gd/7e8aou
Yes! Why not insist this? I see no reason why charter schools can't be something that helps education. Problem is, I doubt that traditional schools are willing to learn lessons from them.
"American education has a long history of infatuation with fads and ill-considered ideas." Diane Ravitch