The William Penn Foundation in Philadelphia paid for the services of the Boston Consulting Group (the group that spawned Bain).
BCG recommended privatization of a large number of schools in the city, allegedly to save money. But as we know, charters don’t save money and on average, they don’t get better results. But they do manage to compete with public schools for limited public funding.
Now we learn that the foundation was not content to bring in the hired guns of BCG, it also put $160,000-180,000 into PR to promote the recommendations to the citizens and legislators.
These guys will do whatever they can to make sure public education does not survive in Philadelphia.
To whom is the William Penn Foundation accountable? Who elected them to rearrange the lives of the people of their city?