With the Best of Intentions

With the Best of Intentions How Philanthropy Is Reshaping K-12 Education

Edited by Frederick M. Hess
Pub. Date: January 2005
ISBN-13: 978-1-61250-055-3
paper, 355 Pages
Pub. Date: January 2005
ISBN-13: 9781891792656
Price: $34.00

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Bringing together a mix of researchers and practitioners, With the Best of Intentions examines the major goals of recent philanthropic efforts and looks at some of the key lessons--for educators, philanthropists, policymakers, and community leaders--of philanthropic contributions to schools and school systems.


Hess’s compilation provides a thoughtful, reasoned, and frequently pointed examination of K-12 philanthropy, a sector accustomed to accolades and sheltered from the impulsiveness of the ballot box. This volume invites the sincere reflections and heated discussions that are urgently needed among policymakers, educators, and the philanthropic community as educational philanthropy increasingly seeks to improve our nation’s schools. — Stefanie Sanford, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

This is a groundbreaking volume for education reformers and philanthropists. The wealth of research presented here surveys the landscape, raises critical questions, and illuminates the challenges for us all to consider as we strive to change public education and provide all children with the schools they deserve. — Wendy Kopp, Founder, Teach for America

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About the Editor

Frederick M. Hess is Director of Education Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute and Executive Editor of Education Next. He is the editor of Urban School Reform: Lessons from San Diego and the coeditor of A Qualified Teacher in Every Classroom, both published by Harvard Education Press.