Who is actually running the US Department of Education?

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broad-and-arne.jpg Former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Eli Broad and recipient Dr. Wanda Bamberg

We have known about the Broad Prize award, representing an award given to school districts by the Broad Foundation, which is proudly displayed in the offices of the Department of Education, and the fact that Bill Gates has populated the US Department of Education (USDOE) staff with his acolytes but it’s another thing to hear about it from someone who spoke to the insiders of this campaign to takeover the public school system from the top down.

To follow is an interview that edushyster conducted with Megan Tompkins-Stange who is an assistant professor of public policy at the Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan and the author of Policy Patrons: Philanthropy, Education Reform, and the Politics of Influence.

When I was first learning about this stuff in 2004, the *new* philanthropy was…

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