This is how billionaire, Eli Broad, who practices education without a license, has infiltrated the public schools with venture philanthropy. If you value public schools, this is a must read.
Eli Broad is infamous for his book The Art of Being Unreasonable. Broad is also know for venture philanthropy, the approach billionaires have taken to influence and direct educational policy by inserting billions of dollars. Is the Broad “disruptive” and “unreasonable” trickle-down approach to school reform the right fit for the United States? For your community? (For all of Cloaking Inequity’s posts on Trickle-down reform click here) Today Cloaking Inequity will explore the Broad Foundation, Eli Broad’s philosophy of venture philanthropy and the guiding tenants of The Broad Superintendents Academy. In a future post here at Cloaking Inequity, I will take up Houston’s selection as the the first two-time winner of the Broad Prize.
Birth of the Broad Foundation
Billionaires Eli & Edythe Broad come from humble beginnings in Detroit. The couple both worked their way through the Detroit public school system, then Eli Broad continued on to Michigan…
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