Who’s Who in the Privatization Movement: The Foundation World

by VanessaVaile

Diane Ravitch's blog

This report by the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy dates from 2007, yet it is still a powerful and important read.

It lists every foundation that gives substantial funding to school privatization. By privatization, the report refers specifically to vouchers and education tax credits. It does not include funding for charters, which have become the main vehicle for promoting school choice and privatization since this report was written.

At the top of the funders of vouchers and education tax credits: The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation (Wis), Sarah Scaife Foundation (PA), Annenberg Foundation (PA), Jacqueline Hume Foundation (CA), Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation (OK), Lilly Endowment (IND), Mathile Family Foundation (OH), the Roe Foundation (SC), the Carthage Foundation (PA), ExxonMobil Foundation (TX).

And it lists the organizations that receive the most funding to promote school privatization. At the top: the Heritage Foundation, the Hoover Institution, the American Enterprise Institute, theā€¦

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