Policy Patrons offers a rare behind-the-scenes view of decision making inside four influential education philanthropies: the Ford Foundation, the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation.
Through a series of confidential interviews, Megan E. Tompkins-Stange explores the values, ideas, and beliefs that inform these foundations’ strategies and practices. The result is a thought-provoking look at the impact of current philanthropic efforts on education policy. Tompkins-Stange has managed to gain the trust of key players and explore the ideas and beliefs that form these foundations and also the balance of a valuable outside perspective.
“Policy Patrons makes an original and invaluable contribution to contemporary discussions about the appropriate role of foundations in public policy and the future direction of education reform,” says Tompkins-Stange
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