Not Everyone Takes The Money

There's a press event announcing new funding for CPS going on this AM, but in the meantime here's a story about how one school ended up turning down a Gates/Talent Development grant.

"In the cash-strapped world of urban public high schools, million-dollar
gifts even ones with strings attached walk in the door about as
often as star athletes with perfect SAT scores. Even less common is for one to be turned down.  But
that is what happened at Carson High School this year, when teachers
voted down a highly touted reform program that came with a $1.5-million
grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Depending on who's
asked, it was either a case study of union power run amok or of
high-handed, top-down management." (In Carson, Teachers Say No Thanks to Grant LATimes)

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