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Late donations from Eli Broad and others helped charter advocates shift power on L.A. school board

A charter-school advocacy group relied on major last-minute donations to help turn around a key Westside school board race and propel its favored candidates to a majority on the Los Angeles Board of Education, newly disclosed financial reports reveal. The contributors in the final stretch of the...

IPS' Ferebee Joins Billionaire Eli Broad Academy

by Doug Martin A few months ago, unknown to or unreported by the Indianapolis public media, IPS supt. Lewis Ferebee joined the school reform movement in a major way, landing a fellowship at the Broad Academy founded by California billionaire...Show More Summary

Why Do Billionaires Care So Much About Charter Schools?

AP Photo/Richard Vogel,File Eli Broad poses for a photo at his new museum called "The Broad" in downtown Los Angeles.  This article originally appeared at The Los Angeles Times. Subscribe here. T he billionaires, apparently, we shall...Show More Summary

The Pro-Charter Billionaires Vs. Bernie and the Progressives in the Priciest School Board Race in U.S. History

In Tuesday’s LA election, the Walton family, Michael Bloomberg, and Eli Broad are on one side; parents, teachers and Bernie Sanders are on the other. Just 20 percent of eligible Los Angeles voters turned out to the polls on March 7 to...Show More Summary

Parents Should Be Wary of Grandiose School Choice Claims by Libre, The Koch Brothers' Latino Front Group

School choice perpetuates separate and unequal schools. The wealthy have poured millions of dollars into “school choice” causes over the last decade. Under the mantra of civil rights, billionaires such as Eli Broad, Bill Gates, the Koch...Show More Summary

Why Eli Broad is opposed to Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education

By Tim Scott Eli Broad’s opposition to Betsy DeVos further exposes the current financialization model of education he and his peers maintain, which is based on funneling public funds to seed and support government protected/regulated (NCLB, RTTT, ESSA, etc) education markets. Show More Summary

Silicon Valley Investor Arthur Rock Joins Eli Broad In Concern On Betsy DeVos As Education Secretary

A day after billionaire philanthropist Eli Broad came out against Betsy DeVos's nomination as Secretary of Education, prominent Silicon Valley venture capitalist Arthur Rock expressed his concerns. Rock, who was an early investor in Apple, has long been a backer of charter schools.

Art Movements

7 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

This week in art news: cultural organizations spoke out against President Trump's travel ban, art collector and philanthropist Eli Broad opposed the nomination of Betsy DeVos as US Secretary of Education, and the Library of Congress digitized 20,000 items from the papers of Sigmund Freud. The post Art Movements appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Billionaire charter-school advocate and political donor calls Betsy DeVos "unprepared and unqualified"

8 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Eli Broad is a billionaire who's made major donations to both the GOP and Democrats to push for charter schools, and his Broad Foundation has spent millions lobbying for public funds to go to private schools ("school choice"); but even...Show More Summary

Betsy DeVos loves charter schools — but local charter booster Eli Broad is fighting her confirmation

Eli Broad, the prominent local philanthropist behind a massive effort to increase the number of charter schools in Los Angeles, is protesting the appointment of Betsy DeVos as secretary of Education. Broad sent a letter to U.S. senators Wednesday, asking them to vote against President Trump’s nominee....

How the Charter School Lobby Is Changing the Democratic Party

Rex Features via AP Images Eli Broad at the Broad Museum civic dedication ceremony in Los Angeles, September 18, 2015.  This story originally appeared at The Los Angeles Times. A t a time when Democrats and their party are, by virtually...Show More Summary


By Doug Martin, Author of Hoosier School Heist Two of the biggest threats to public education in America are Eli Broad and Walmart’s Alice Walton, and they are both giving big to Hillary’s Victory Fund for her presidential race. Over...Show More Summary

The Broad acquires 29 new works, keeping an eye on local artists

Eli Broad has been a busy man this year overseeing his Broad museum, which is approaching its one-year-anniversary in September — but not too busy to buy new art. The Broad has added 29 new works to its permanent collection, it announced on Friday, all acquired since the museum’s opening. A third...

Sports Museum of LA opens to the public

Gary Cypres' shrine to sports history (mostly baseball) is right up there with Eli Broad's Grand Avenue temple of art as proof of one man's passion.

Los Angeles Education: The Corporate Black Box

Last year the wrinkled Putin-esque remains of Eli Broad announced a charter privatization plan for Los Angles that was unacceptable. Now the phony organization created to front the plan has announced another version of that unacceptable...Show More Summary

Roundup: Pop artist Marisol dies, museums show mostly men, parsing the Pershing Square redesign proposals

A key pop artist passes away. Museums lean towards the dudes when it comes to granting solo shows. And proposals for the redo of Pershing Square are down to a final four. Plus: Where Eli Broad does his shopping, Zaha Hadid's first posthumous commission and the real-life crime that inspired Ana...

Art Dealer Trying To Make L.A. 'Happen' Also Ripped Off Eli Broad, Michael Ovitz

A hotshot New York art dealer who came west to cash in on L.A.'s nascent art boom also scammed quite a few notable Angelenos, including Eli Broad and Michael Ovitz. [ more › ]

Required Reading

2 years agoArts : Hyperallergic

This week, Eli Broad and LA charter schools, Calatrava's new Manhattan boondoggle, selfie politics, Umberto Eco and Donald Trump, and more.

Eli Broad's Plan to Take Over Half of LAUSD: Silver Bullet or Poison Pill?

Eli Broad's $490 million plan is being touted as the silver bullet to save education in Los Angeles Unified Schools (LAUSD). His plan would create 260 new charter schools, enrolling about 130,000 students, nearly half of LAUSD by the year 2023. Show More Summary

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