Resources and Further Reading for “Got Dough? How Billionaires Rule Our Schools” (Web-Only)

In the text of my article “Got Dough? How Billionaires Rule Our Schools,” readers can find the sources for any material that I have quoted. For those who would like to see general sources, background material, or suggestions for further reading and research, here is a list of selected studies, articles, reports, books, and websites that might be useful. (I apologize for not having had time to alphabetize the list.)

Studies:

“Multiple Choice: Charter School Performance in 16 States,” Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO), June 2009, http://credo.stanford.edu/reports/MULTIPLE_CHOICE_CREDO.pdf

Caroline M. Hoxby, “A Statistical Mistake in the Credo Study Of Charter Schools,”
Stanford University and NBER, August 2009, http://www.nber.org/~schools/charterschoolseval/

Caroline M. Hoxby, Sonali Murarka, and Jenny Kang. “How New York City’s Charter Schools Affect Achievement, August 2009 Report.” Second report in series. Cambridge, MA: New York City Charter Schools Evaluation Project, September 2009, http://www.nber.org/~schools/charterschoolseval/

Sean Reardon, “Review of ‘How New York City’s Charter Schools Affect Achievement,’” by Caroline M. Hoxby, Sonali Murarka & Jenny Kang,” Sean Reardon, National Education Policy Center, http://nepc.colorado.edu/thinktank/review-how-New-York-City-Charter

“The Evaluation of Charter School Impacts: Final Report,” U.S. Department of Education, http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/pubs/20104029/

“The Reading Literacy of U.S. Fourth-Grade Students in an
International Context: Results From the 2001 and 2006 Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS),” U.S. Department of Education, November 2007: http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2008017

Matthew G. Springer, et al, “Teacher Pay for Performance, Executive Summary,” National Center on Performance Incentives, http://www.performanceincentives.org/data/files/gallery/ContentGallery
/POINT_Report_Executive_Summary.pdf

Shelby Dietz, “How Many Schools Have Not Made Adequate Yearly Progress Under
the No Child Left Behind Act?,” Center on Education Policy, March 11, 2010, http://www.eric.ed.gov:80/PDFS/ED508803.pdf

Joshua D. Angrist, et al, “Who Benefits from KIPP?” National Bureau of Economic Research, May 2010, http://www.nber.org/dynarski/kipp_may05_2010_web.pdf

“Error Rates in Measuring Teacher and School Performance Based on Student Test Score Gains,” U.S. Department of Education, July 2010, http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/pubs/20104004/

Jesse Rothstein, “Review of Learning About Teaching by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation,” National Education Policy Center, January 13, 2011, http://nepc.colorado.edu/thinktank/review-learning-about-teaching

‘Highlights From TIMSS 2007: Mathematics and Science Achievement of U.S. Fourth- and Eighth-Grade Students in an International Context,” December 2008, U.S. Department of Education, http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2009001

Articles, Reports, Blog Posts:

David C. Bloomfield, “Come Clean on Small Schools,” Education Week, January 24, 2006: http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2006/01/25/20bloomfield.h25.html

Erik W. Robelen, “Gates Learns to Think Big,” Education Week, October 10, 2006: http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2006/10/11/07gates.h26.html?display=all#gates

Ann Bradley, “Gates Takes a Risk on Teacher Evaluation,” Education Week, April 9, 2010: http://www.edweek.org/tsb/articles/2010/04/12/02gates.h03.html

Paul D. Bowker, “Schools get $10M from Gates“Chi-Town Daily News, January 31, 2008: http://www.chitowndailynews.org/Chicago_news/Schools_get_10M_from_Gates,12032

“All Students Ready for College, Career and Life: Reflections on the Foundation’s Education Investments 2000-2008,” report, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, http://www.gatesfoundation.org/learning/Documents/reflections-foundations-education-investments.pdf

John Chase and Kristen Mack, “Emanuel wants private funds for Chicago school reform,” Chicago Tribune, October 18, 2010: http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2010/10/emanuel-wants-private-funds-for-chicago-school-reform.html?obref=obinsite

John Merrow, “Four Days IN Education Nation,” Huffington Post, September 29, 2010, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-merrow/four-days-in-education-na_b_744356.html

Donna Gordon Blankinship, “Gates Foundation spending $30 million for charter schools,” Seattle Times, October 11, 2006: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2003299382_webgates11.html

Valerie Strauss, “The strange media coverage of Obama’s education policies,” Washington Post, September 30, 2010: http://voices.washingtonpost.com/answer-sheet/school-turnaroundsreform/the-wrong-way-to-cover-school.html

Marc Bousquet, “NBC’s Education Nation: Policy Summit or Puppet how?” Chronicle of Higher Education, September 28, 2010:
http://chronicle.com/blogs/brainstorm/nbcs-education-nation-policy-summit-or-puppet-show/27264

Diane Ravitch, “Merit Pay Fails Another Test,” Education Week, September 28, 2010 http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/Bridging-Differences/2010/09/merit_pay_fails_another_test.html

Jeff Raikes, “Grantee Perception Report Summary, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, June 15, 2010,” http://www.gatesfoundation.org/learning/Pages/grantee-perception-report.aspx

Bill Turque, “D.C. agency to probe Rhee critic’s complaint over ethics of school funds clause,” Washington Post, June 8, 2010: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/07/AR2010060703046.html?nav=emailpage

Julie Schmit, “Gates Foundation CEO: Listening is key to success,” USA Today, June 2, 2010: http://www.usatoday.com/money/companies/management/2010-06-02-gatesfoundation02_CV_N.htm

Beryl Lieff Benderly, “The Real Science Gap,” Miller-McCune, June 14, 2010 http://www.miller-mccune.com/science/the-real-science-gap-16191/#

Carl Campanile, “Gates’ $4 Mil Lesson Aided School Control,” New York Post, August 18, 2009, http://www.nypost.com/p/news/regional/item_ekjA6OeXIrxZjDATHPbkuJ#ixzz0t95AjIZV

“Gates Foundation and British Newspaper Join Forces to Spotlight Global Development Work,” Chronicle of Philanthropy, September 15, 2010, http://philanthropy.com/blogs/philanthropytoday/gates-foundationbritish-newspaper-join-forces-to-spotlight-global-development-work/26933

Sandi Doughton, “Not many speak their mind to Gates Foundation,” New York Times, August 3, 2008 http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2008088717_gatescritics03m.html

Bill Carter, “Gates Foundation Backs ABC News Project,” New York Times, October 6, 2010, http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/06/gates-foundation-backs-abc-news-project/

Tim Arango and Brian Stelter, ” Messages With a Mission, Embedded in TV Shows,” New York Times, April 1, 2009,
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/02/arts/television/02gates.html

“Record Number of Broad Residents Take on Local, State, Federal Roles Managing Education Reform,” press release, Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, September 8, 2010, http://www.broadfoundation.org/asset/1165-100908tbrnewclassgates.pdf

Leonie Haimson, “The most dangerous man in America,” The Huffington Post,
July 10, 2010, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/leonie-haimson/the-most-dangerous-man-in_b_641832.html

Sherri Ackerman, “Gates grant tracking program on today’s school board agenda,” The Tampa Tribune, February 23, 2010, http://www2.tbo.com/content/2010/feb/23/gates-grant-tracking-program-todays-school-board-a/

Howard Blume, “L.A. Unified hires Gates Foundation official as deputy superintendent,” Los Angeles Times, June 23, 2010, http://articles.latimes.com/keyword/ramon-c-cortines

Sherri Ackerman, “Hillsborough school district celebrates $100 million grant,” The Tampa Tribune, December 11, 2009, http://www2.tbo.com/content/2009/dec/11/na-school-district-celebrates-grant/

Sam Dillon, “After Complaints, Gates Foundation Opens Education Aid Offer to All States,” New York Times, October 27, 2009, http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/28/education/28educ.html

Dakarai Aarons, “Bill Gates: Charters Should Lead Innovation,” Education Week, June 29, 2010, http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/District_Dossier/2010/06/bill_gates_charters_should_lea.html

Susan Ohanian, “Tough Challenges Ahead in U.S. Effort to Reshape Failing Schools,” http://www.susanohanian.org/show_atrocities.php?id=8596

Maura Walz, “UFT helping city recruit for Gates-funded teacher quality study,” http://gothamschools.org/2009/09/01/uft-helping-city-recruit-for-gates-funded-teacher-quality-study/

“The Turnaround Challenge,” Mass Insight Education & Research Institute,
http://www.massinsight.org/publications/turnaround/51/file/1/pubs/2010/04/15/TheTurnaroundChallenge_MainReport.pdf

Mary Beaudoin, “The Occupation of U.S. Public Schools: Kids as Cannon Fodder and Consumers,” http://www.worldwidewamm.org/newsletters/2010/0310/fodder.html

Roundtable, “How Many Billionaires Does It Take to Fix a School System?” The Money Issue, New York Times Magazine, March 9, 2008.

Andrew J. Rotherham, “Charter Schools: The Good Ones Aren’t Flukes” Time, Thursday, October 14, 2010, http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,2025310,00.html

Gerald Bracey, “The Education Trust’s Disinformation Campaign,” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/gerald-bracey/the-education-trusts-disi_b_57327.html

Susan Ohanian, “State-By-State Report Card Calls for Education Reform,” http://www.susanohanian.org/show_atrocities.php?id=8982

Vivek Wadhwa, “The Science Education Myth,” Bloomberg Business Week, October 26, 2007, http://www.businessweek.com/print/smallbiz/content/oct2007/sb20071025_827398.htm

B. Lindsay Lowell, Harold Salzman, “Into the Eye of the Storm: Assessing the Evidence on Science and Engineering Education, Quality, and Workforce Demand,” Urban Institute, October 29, 2007, http://www.urban.org/publications/411562.html

Philip E. Kovacs and H.K. Christie, “The Gates’ Foundation and the Future of U.S. Public Education: A Call for Scholars to Counter Misinformation Campaigns,” Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, December 2008, http://www.jceps.com/index.php?pageID=article&articleID=128

Gerald W. Bracey, “The First Time ‘Everything Changed,” The 17th Bracey Report on the Condition of Public Education, http://www.america-tomorrow.com/bracey/EDDRA/k0710bra.pdf

Greg Hinz, “Venture capitalist Bruce Rauner floats plan to raise cash for public schools while supporting charters,” Crain’s Chicago Business, July 26, 2010, http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20100724/ISSUE05/100033712/venture-capitalist-bruce-rauner-floats-plan-to-raise-cash-for-public

Jackson Potter, “Another charter school privatization rip-off…,” Substance News, July 27, 2010, http://www.substancenews.net/articles.php?page=1567

Patricia Burch, “Hidden Markets: Global Patterns in the Privatization of Education?” global-e, January 13, 2009, http://global-ejournal.org/2009/01/13/hidden-markets-global-patterns-in-the-privatization-of-education/

Mary Beaudoin, “The Occupation of U.S. Public Schools: Kids as Cannon Fodder and Consumers,” worldwideWAMM March 2010, http://www.worldwidewamm.org/newsletters/2010/0310/fodder.html

Eli and Edythe Broad 2009/10 Foundation Report, http://broadeducation.org/news/biannualreport.html

Howard Blume, “Broad Foundation training percolates deeply into L.A.’s school leadership,” Los Angeles Times, December 16, 2009, http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2009/12/broad-foundationtraining-percolates-deeply-into-las-school-leadership-.html

Howard Blume, “L.A. Unified hires Gates Foundation official as deputy superintendent,” Los Angeles Times, June 23, 2010, http://articles.latimes.com/2010/jun/23/local/la-me-lausd-20100623

Diane Ravitch, “Obama’s Race to the Top Will Not Improve Education,” Huffington Post, August 1, 2010, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/diane-ravitch/obamas-race-to-the-top-wi_b_666598.html

Bill Turque , “D.C. agency to probe Rhee critic’s complaint over ethics of school funds clause,” Washington Post, June 8, 2010, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/07/AR2010060703046.html

Sam Dillon, “Backer of Charter Schools Finds They Trail in Financing,” New York Times, August 23, 2005, http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/23/national/23charter.html?_r=1&oref=slogin&adxnnlx=1211806934-JnadxSdjmbwMpmYU%20Hsg0Q&pagewanted=print

Daniel Golden, “Bill Gates’ School Crusade,” Bloomberg Business Week, July 15, 2010, http://www.businessweek.com/print/magazine/content/10_30/b4188058281758.htm

Tim Arango and Brian Stelter, “The Microsoft founder’s foundation is betting billions that a business approach can work wonders in the classroom,” New York Times, April 1, 2009, http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/02/arts/television/02gates.html [The date of this article was mistakenly cited as April 2 in my article. JB]

Bill Carter, “Gates Foundation Backs ABC News Project,” New York Times, October 6, 2010, http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/06/gates-foundation-backs-abc-news-project/

Frederick M. Hess, “The Value of Value-Added,” Education Week, April 21, 2010, http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/rick_hess_straight_up/2010/04/the_value_of_value-added.html

Jeff Raikes, “Grantee Perception Report Summary,” June 15, 2010, http://www.gatesfoundation.org/learning/Pages/grantee-perception-report.aspx

Lawrence Harmon, “Bill Gates’s risky adventure,” Boston Globe, April 27, 2010, http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2010/04/27/bill_gatess_risky_adventure/

Sandi Doughton, “Not many speak their mind to Gates Foundation,” Seattle Times, August 3, 2008, http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2008088717_gatescritics03m.html

Editorial, “Gates Foundation cash wields influence,” The Jackson Sun, October 28, 2009, at http://www.susanohanian.org/show_atrocities.php?id=8956

Larry Ferlazzo, “Here We Go Again: Private Foundations Have A Place (And Have To Be Kept In Their Place),” May 19, 2010, http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2010/05/19/here-we-go-again-private-foundations-have-a-place-and-have-to-be-kept-in-their-place/

Sponsors for NBC’s Education Nation: http://www.educationnation.com/index.cfm?objectid=EB7AF3A0-A41B-11DF-A44E000C296BA163

“The Guardian launches global development website with Gates Foundation,” Press release, September 14, 2010, http://www.guardian.co.uk/gnm-press-office/guardian-launches-global-development-site

Books:

Martin Carnoy, et al. The Charter School Dust-Up: Examining the Evidence on Enrollment and Achievement. Economic Policy Institute and Teachers College Press. 2005.

Frederick M. Hess., ed. With the Best of Intentions: How Philanthropy Is Reshaping K-12 Education. Cambridge: Harvard Education Press. 2005.

Philip E. Kovacs, ed. The Gates Foundation and the Future of U.S. “Public” Schools. New York: Routledge. 2011.

Diane Ravitch. The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education. New York: Basic Books, 2010.

Richard Rothstein. Class and Schools: Using Social, Economic, and Educational Reform to Close the Black-White Achievement Gap. Economic Policy Institute and Teachers College Press. 2004.

Richard Rothstein, et. al. Grading Education: Getting Accountability Right. Economic Policy Institute and Teachers College Press. 2008.

Kenneth J. Saltman. The Gift of Education: Public Education and Venture Philanthropy. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 2010.

Jack Schneider. Excellence for All: How a New Breed of Reformers Is Transforming America’s Public Schools. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press. Forthcoming fall 2011.

Websites:

U.S. Department of Education: http://www.ed.gov/

The Foundation Center: http://foundationcenter.org/

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Pages/home.aspx

Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation: http://www.broadfoundation.org/index.html

The Walton Family Foundation: http://www.waltonfamilyfoundation.org/

The Data Quality Campaign: http://www.dataqualitycampaign.org/about/partners/managing

Consulting firm for school “turnarounds”: http://www.massinsight.org/

The American Federation of Teachers: http://www.aft.org/index.cfm

National Education Association: http://www.nea.org/

Economic Policy Institute’s education section: http://www.epi.org/issue/education/

Gates Foundation watch site: http://gateskeepers.civiblog.org/blog

Broad Foundation watch site: http://thebroadreport.blogspot.com/

Charter school scandal watch site: http://charterschoolscandals.blogspot.com/

Democrats for Education Reform watch site: http://dferwatch.wordpress.com/

General education policy watch sites:
http://www.susanohanian.org/index.php
http://perimeterprimate.blogspot.com/
http://www.schoolsmatter.info/
http://notwaitingforsuperman.org/
http://www.classsizematters.org/Contact_Us.html
http://pureparents.org/

A national organization for parents concerned about the current reforms: http://parentsacrossamerica.org/

NBC’s “Education Nation”: http://www.educationnation.com/index.cfm?objectid=D6900840-A41B-11DF-A44E000C296BA163

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