Read the billionaires role in ending public education and the HIllary connection . 'Media Matters outlines the many overlapping connections in an echo chamber of education privatization advocacy groups, think tanks, and media outlets that are increasingly funded by a handful of conservative billionaires and for-profit education companies — often without proper disclosure. Interestingly enough, Vogel’s “many overlapping connections” fails to include the Big Three corporate-reform-purchasing philanthropies: Gates, Walton, and Broad. Why omit the likes of Walton, Gates, Broad, Ed Post/RIEF, TFA, and DFER from a report that supposedly exposes the corporate reform agenda “increasingly funded by a handful of conservative billionaires…”? Well. We already know that Vogel is connected to both the Clintons and the Obama administration. And therein lies the answer.