Gates Foundation offers aid to states that share goals for reform

10/25/2009 | Washington Post, The

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is offering states $250,000 to apply for federal education stimulus money if they agree to embrace the nonprofit's reform philosophy. The foundation, which donates $200 million annually for K-12 education, shares the Obama administration's goals of tying teacher pay to student test scores, providing more independence for charter schools and adopting common national academic standards. Many teachers unions oppose those reform proposals. The foundation's director of education said the nonprofit agrees with Obama's goals and sees itself as a player in broad reform efforts.

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