Friday, December 2, 2016

Buying the So-called Ed Press: Bill and Melinda Drop a Half Million on Chalkbeat

to inform low-income parents and parents of color in Newark, Detroit, and New York about K-12 education

$525,042

Sure -- to really "inform" low-income parents of color or to propagandize for ed deform policies of Bill Gates?

I remember back when I used to go to Gotham/Chalkbeat events when we raised questions about their donors the response was that Randi also gives them money and even that I had given them $50. Trying to equivocate what Randi and I might give with Gates alone makes the reporting more than suspect.

I think it important to understand and analyze what biased coverage is and Chalkbeat must be looked at as much as what they don't cover as what they do and how they do or don't do it. We know Gates is against opt out so watch CB coverage of that issue - it will be subtle how they lean in to Gates' issues. And you will never see a word of criticism about all the Gates failures in ed policy. We know Gates is not pro-Trump so we might see a more aggressive crit of Betsy DeVos than we saw about Duncan and King -- even though when you shake those trees a lot of the same crap comes out of the leaves.

Gates Foundation: How We Work

Grant

Chalkbeat, Inc.


October 2016
to inform low-income parents and parents of color in Newark, Detroit, and New York about K-12 education
$525,042
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Global Policy & Advocacy
United States
New York, New York
http://www.chalkbeat.org
http://www.gatesfoundation.org/How-We-Work/Quick-Links/Grants-Database/Grants/2016/10/OPP1159098

2 comments:

  1. Chalkbeat has been awful for at least two years. Very biased and anti-public education. It's not a legitimate ed news site and most teachers I know no longer read it, including myself.

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  2. I am delighted that Gates wants to speed up the charterization of Newark. I can't wait until DeVos arrives heralding the Kingdom of God on earth.

    Abigail Shure

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