John Thompson has written a must-read post over at This Week In Education about a report quoting Gates Foundation insiders describing the foundation’s practices.

The report is titled ‘Singing from the Same Hymnbook’: Education Policy Advocacy at Gates and Broad.

Here’s an excerpt:


Of course, they’re not alone in doing think kind of thing, so it’s no surprise. I just wish they (and the researchers they hire) would come out and say it instead of getting on a high-horse of research impartiality.

Coincidentally, Valerie Strauss reprinted some of my recent comments about Bill Gates at The Washington Post today.

I’m adding this post to The Best Resources For Learning About The Role Of Private Foundations In Education Policy.