The Answer Sheet: Big Money

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 04/02/2014

Walton Foundation’s pours $164 million in 2013 education grants. Who won?

Teach For America, charter organizations and others.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:00 AM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Big Money

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 11/08/2012

Washington charter initiative STILL undecided update

It turns out that election results for Washington's initiative to allow charter schools to open in the state are incomplete and the outcome remains unknown despite the fact that a bunch of billionaires spent millions to get it approved.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:40 PM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Big Money, Charter Schools, School reforfm

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 10/20/2012

Microsoft gives $50,000 more to Washington charter school initiative

Ballot initiatives in several states that are pushing for a growth in charter schools are being funded in large part by wealthy donors who sometimes live elsewhere.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:38 AM ET, 10/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Big Money, Charter Schools; Privatization