December 14, 2007, 12:00 - 2:00 PM - Hudson Institute, Washington, D.C. Headquarters
Transcript Now Available! Click here (PDF format, 29 pages, 313 KB)
A complete, edited transcript is now available of the panel discussion on December 14 co-hosted by Hudson Institute's Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic Renewal and the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, entitled:
Friday, December 14, 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Program and Panel
Welcome by Hudson Institute's WILLIAM SCHAMBRA
Cohen, Schambra, Wildavsky, Dingerson, Lenkowsky
A brand new report published by the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) addresses the questions "What have conservative foundations done with their grant dollars to promote concepts of privatizing public education through ‘school choice,’ primarily linked to school vouchers? What were their strategies in providing resources to an array of conservative education think tanks, public policy advocates, and organizers?" Funding in support of school choice makes up only a fraction of the annual grantmaking by U.S. foundations, observes author RICK COHEN, “but it taps a sentiment in philanthropy and in the public that private sector alternatives, with the bottom line motivation of the for-profit sector, somehow are automatically and authentically more efficient and effective than the public sector, statistical data to the contrary notwithstanding.” T Download your copy of Strategic Grantmaking: Foundations and the School Privatization Movement online! Click here for more information.
Download your copy of Strategic Grantmaking: Foundations and the School Privatization Movement online! Click here for more information.
On Friday, December 14, Hudson Institute’s Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic Renewal and NCRP co-hosted Rick Cohen to discuss his findings. Joining Cohen on the panel was LEIGH DINGERSON, the Education Team Leader for the Center for Community Change and member of the report’s advisory committee, as well as Indiana University’s LESLIE LENKOWSKY and BEN WILDAVSKY of the Kauffman Foundation. The Bradley Center's own WILLIAM SCHAMBRA served as the discussion's moderator.
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