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Odd Couple: A New Nonprofit is Partnering with For-Profit to Raise Money, Which May Not Be Legal by Diane Ravitch

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A new organization called the Global Fund for Emerging Scholars  is seeking an official nonprofit status from the IRS. But nowhere on its website does it say who is behind it. Who is on the Board? Who are the Founders? Is it BIA? The Global Fund says they’ve filed for 501c3 status but if they get it, it might be in direction violation of the law. The Group funded by Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Pearson, the World Bank, etc. BIA has opened schools in several African nations and is highly controversial because it operates for-profit and takes on the role of the government. They get higher scores than public schools but they only want fee-paying students, and the cost is very much higher. The Global Fund will raise money to fund the for profit BIA. One wonders why BIA operates for profit when it is backed by billionaires. Why don’t they just open free schools on poor countries?

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