Is the ‘new’ education philanthropy good for schools? (video)

Philanthropy plays an outsized role in American K–12 education today. From charter schooling to teacher quality to the Common Core State Standards, philanthropic investment in education has been pivotal in shaping policy, reform, and research.

What does research tell us about the nature and scope of philanthropic giving today, what have philanthropists learned about school reform, and what are the positive and negative aspects of philanthropy-fueled school reform?

We welcome you to join us at AEI as Rick Hess, editor of the seminal volume “With the Best of Intentions: How Philanthropy Is Reshaping K–12 Education” (Harvard Education Press, 2005), and Teachers College’s Jeff Henig host a major research conference to explore these questions. The conference will feature eight new studies and analyses by scholars of education philanthropy and keen observers in the field.


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