Per a previous post titled, “Before you can fund the charter school, you have to fund an advocacy organization that can create a climate for the charter school to exist”, Bill Gates has been busy for several years funding established organizations or creating new ones to funnel cash into a push to establish charter schools in Washington State and around the country.
To follow is a list of organizations and schools that have received grants from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The organizations and schools with figures shown in bold relate directly to charter school promotional activity in Seattle and surrounding areas. For the amounts given to all other recipients, go to Google docs.
Stand for Children: $9,000,000 +/- (I got tired of counting and recounting)
Aspire Charter Schools: $21M +/-
National Council of La Raza : $32M +/-
Community & Parents for Public Schools of Seattle (CPPS): $159,440 (per the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation website , “Purpose: to develop a strategic plan for building a dynamic parent network that can embrace and catalyze change within Seattle Public Schools”, meaning integrating charter schools into Seattle, particularly in the minority communities.)
Charter School Growth Fund: $5M
University of Minnesota
New York Charter School Resource Center Inc
Chicago Charter School Foundation
Success Academy Charter School: $400,000
Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund
St. HOPE Academy
Local Initiatives Support Corporation
Thomas B. Fordham Institute: $7M
New Schools Fund dba New Schools Venture Fund: $93M +New Schools Fund dba New Schools Venture Fund: $93M +/-
Progressive Policy Institute
University of Washington Foundation: $1,089,761 (Lot of papers and “studies” came out of the UW supporting charter schools. Also a Teach for America, Inc. training ground was set up in the School of Education.)
Perspectives Charter School
Noble Network of Charter Schools: $2M +/-
California Charter Schools Association: $6M +/-
NCB Capital Impact
Progress Analytics Institute
High Tech High Foundation
Keys to Improving Dayton Schools, Inc.
Cesar Chavez Public Policy Charter High School: $1.6M +/-
Pacific Charter School Development Inc.
Charter Schools Policy Institute: $200,000
Charter School Leadership Council: $800,000
Illinois Network Of Charter Schools: $1.4M +/-
Stanford University: $12M +/- (Charter school “studies” were produced here. Unfortunately for Gates, the most well known study Stanford produced, the CREDO Report, stated charter schools were either the same or lower performing than public schools.)
National Alliance For Public Charter Schools: $12.5M +/-
Green Dot Public Schools: $9,675,588 (One was approved for Seattle.)
KIPP, Inc charter schools.: $10,000,000 (KIPP charter schools were touted by state legislators as the best thing since sliced bread. Sad day for them, they’re not and none were approved for Washington State.)
Institute for Research and Reform in Education Inc.: $11M +/-
Aspira Inc of Illinois
Ohio Alliance for Public Charter Schools: $670,000 +/-
Charter Fund Inc dba Charter School Growth Fund: $57.5M +/-
California Charter Schools Association: $6.5M +/-
New Schools for New Orleans Inc: $8.6M +/-
Houston Area Urban League Inc
District of Columbia College Access Program
Newark Charter School Fund, Inc.: $3,595,070
National Association Of Charter School Authorizers: $15M +/-
Trustees of Dartmouth College
Local Initiatives Support Corporation
Texas Charter School Association: $1.6M
New York City Charter School Center: $4.7M +/-
Friendship Public Charter School
New Visions for Public Schools, Inc: $73.5M +/-
School District of Philadelphia
Denver School of Science and Technology Inc
The Arizona Charter Schools Association: $200,000
New York Charter Schools Association Inc: $204,988
Partners for Developing Futures Inc.
Mastery Charter High School
Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools: $650,000
League of Education Voters (LEV) Foundation: $2,586,378
Colorado Education Initiative
Black Alliance for Educational Options Inc.
100 Black Men of America, Inc.
Colorado League of Charter Schools: $818,471
The Boston Educational Development Foundation, Inc.
E.L. Haynes Public Charter School
The King Center Charter School
Rocketship Education: $200,000
Georgia Charter Schools Association Inc.: $250,000
Jumoke Academy Inc
Denver Public Schools: $4,001,999 (The Seattle Public School board members took a trip to Denver a few years ago to visit charter schools. They came back with rave reviews about KIPP charter schools.)
Hartford Public Schools
Spring Branch Independent School District
Achievement First Inc.
Philadelphia Schools Project
Boston Private Industry Council Inc
American Federation Of Teachers Educational Foundation: $10M The AFT had Bill Gates as their main speaker when their convention was in Seattle.
Harvard University: $33.6M +/- (Lots of papers and “studies” favorable to charter schools were produced at Harvard for Eli Broad and Bill Gates.This number is based on grants tagged for K12 education and doesn’t include community grants)
Washington State Charter Schools Association: $10.5M +/-
Mississippi First Inc.
Seneca Family of Agencies
Summit Public Schools: $8,000,000
Spokane School District #81: $525,000
Children’s First Fund, The Chicago Public School Foundation
East Lake Foundation, Inc.
New Schools for Chicago
Low Income Investment Fund
Fund for Public Schools Inc
Friends of Breakthrough Schools
Puget Sound Educational Service District: $27.5M +/- (See CCER, the Road Map Project and the loss of student privacy)
Franklin-McKinley School District
The list above does not include Teach for America which Bill Gates granted $2.5M to open an office in Seattle and the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) that came to town with their dog and pony show bashing teachers and trying to make way for Teach for America. Bill Gates has granted that group $12M+/- between 2009 and 2013.
Also see The Fordham Institute and the National Council on Teacher Quality: Manipulating Teacher Layoffs (& Union-Busting?).
It is also interesting to note that the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) recently received $1,743,064.
For the list with all of the numbers see Google docs. The list was put together by a Parents Across America Portland member using information provided at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Awarded Grants website.
So, if Gates paid his fair share of taxes in our state rather than be the man behind the curtain, would it help us fund public schools adequately?
My guess is “YES!”.
Check out Mercedes Schneider’s post to find additional expenditures made by Bill Gates pertaining to charter schools:
Who Does Gates Fund for “General Operating Support”?
Check Gates financial background of all aspects of Common Core. Next note that I-1240 and the charter bill must comply with the principles and standards of National Association of Charter School Authorizers, which Gates also funds, and figure out that he intends to own both the charter schools and Common Core. A California community organizing firm, RALLY, was hired to promote the 2016 charter bill. Look up RALLY’s brag about how they controlled the entire media! It might wake up a few people!
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I didn’t see Hillsborough County, School District (Florida) It might be under another item. It looks indeed like Gates and the Waltons are the binary system around which the charter universe orbits.
Still, if we can educate the parents, we can win this.
Time to shop independent and go with Apple?
I already do ;-)
Looks like he’ll need to kick in quite a bit more if he wants these schools to continue operating. He’s got the money, he should do that. Then they can be called what they are: private schools.
Hell of a job here on this. And yet the Gates mantra of his “donations” seem to give him a pass until you actually turn the rock over. Thanks for doing just that