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Tom Ultican: Why is the San Diego Foundation Funding Privatization of the Schools?: by Diane Ravitch

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 'Foundations are tax-exempt because they are supposed to do good works on behalf of society. But too many foundations are putting their vast, untaxed wealth into the national effort to undermine public education and to hand it over to entrepreneurs, amateurs, fast-buck operators, and religious institutions. Privatization does not promote the common good. Here is  a look at the powerful San Diego Foundation. whose  funding in education goes to nonpublic schools. The post  illustrates the spending bias against public education.  Of  $10 million, only $373,000 went to public schools.  Another favorite recipient is competency-based education. The goal of CBE is to put every child on a computer. We know from multiple studies that children learn best from human teachers who respond to them. Yet the San Diego Foundation has jumped on the Bandwagon to Nowhere. A strange pattern is...

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