I’ve written a fair amount sharing my perspectives on the role of private foundations. I’ve had a lot of experience directly relating to them during my community organizing career, and some dealing with their role in education. You can see these resources in The Best Resources For Learning About The Role Of Private Foundations In Education Policy.
Felix Salmon, a columnist for Reuters, had already written what I think is one of the best pieces on the use of student surveys for teacher evaluation, and that piece can be found at The Best Articles, Videos & Posts On Education Policy In 2012 — Part Two.
It’s a must-read. Here’s how it ends:
Philanthropy has always been self-serving in large part, and that’s never going to end. But there’s no good reason why you should be part of the problem.