On Monday, The Huffington Post published my piece titled Private Foundations Have A Place (And Have To Be Kept In Their Place). It was critical of the role many foundations play in public policy, including in school reform.
Today, The New York Times ran a series of guest columns on the topic “Can $100 Million Change Newark’s Schools?” focusing on the recent donation to Newark schools by the founder of Facebook. I also commented on that contribution in my Huffington Post piece.
Richard Rothstein is part of the Times’ series, and his post is titled When Billionaires’ Goals Do Harm. That piece (and several others in the series) is worth a look.