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Broad Foundation plans to “accelerate” disruptive reform.

By Ken Libby and Stan Karp via Valerie Strauss in the Washington Post’s Answer Sheet:

The Broad Foundation wants to step on the gas.

The California-based foundation, built on the housing and insurance empire of billionaire Eli Broad, has made “transforming K-12 urban public education” a major priority. Its training and placement of top administrators in urban districts across the country and support for charter schools, school turnarounds, merit pay and other market-based reforms have put it at the center of a polarized national debate about education policy.

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