New Pushback against Corporate Philanthropy

Students and parents in the Oakland Unified School District have a complicated relationship with their superintendent, Antwan Wilson. Wilson has been described as a bold and effective school leader with the district’s best intentions at heart. However, in response to his recently proposed plan to create a single application process for Oakland’s dozens of neighborhood …

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Meet Detroit’s Purse-String Holders

Last week, the Governance and Finance Blog examined the powerful influence that private actors are having on the education reform landscape. This week, we take a closer look at how this phenomenon is playing out in Detroit. Photo Courtesy of Gehad Hadidi For a cash-strapped district with abysmal facilities and rampant teacher sickouts, every dollar counts …

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