The Answer Sheet: Billionaires

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 05/01/2013

Walton Foundation giving $8 million to Rhee's StudentsFirst — plus 2012 donations

Who got big money from the Walton Family Foundation in 2012? Here's the list

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:09 AM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Private Money, The Billionaires Club

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 04/24/2013

How private money is driving public education policy

" I find the brazenness, arrogance, and disregard for public decision making of current philanthropic attempts to influence federal policy just as dangerous to democracy as the critics of the original foundations contended so vociferously 100 years ago."

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:02 AM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A Brief History, Billionaires

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 10/24/2012

Billionaires put big bucks in Louisiana school board races

Here is a new case study in our continuing look at how billionaires (and millionaires) are throwing around their money to drive education reform.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:44 AM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Billionaires, Privatization, School Reform

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 10/12/2012

Bill Gates, other billionaires funding charter effort in Washington state

To get an understanding of how America's wealthiest people are using their fortunes to drive school reform, take a look at a list of the contributors to the pro-charter school initiative on the Washington state ballot in November. The first few pages -- the ones with the biggest donations -- is a who's who of billionaires.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:25 AM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Billionaires, Charter Schools, Privatization