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Doris & Donald Fisher Fund

Below is a list of organizations for whom Doris & Donald Fisher Fund is listed as a donor. Click each to find out more about the organization.

Charter School Growth Fund

CSGF plans to invest Fund II in approximately 40-45 high-performing CMOs over the next five years. CSGF will target CMOs in different growth stages, from high-performing small groups operating a small number of schools that are seeking to scale for the first time to maturing organizations with a track record of running multiple schools that need capital to grow even faster. We will continue to use our rigorous process to screen prospective candidates based on their track record of results in order to maximize our chances for a positive investment outcome. It's all about the children, really.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation provides funding to support high-performing charter school management organizations that are implementing effecting teaching systems and the Common Core State Standards in collaboration with districts - 2013. ... more

Education Innovation Laboratory

Although EdLabs claims to have no political agenda, its goals mirror those of the "reformers." Some achievements: Our evaluation of Harlem Children’s Zone showed that SCHOOLS ALONE can close the achievement gap -- as if the HCZ is just a school. ... more

KIPP Academy

Flagship charter management corporation given life by the Billionaire Boys Club and touted as a model by reformers. KIPP schools serve mostly segregated, low income populations and require longer school days, weeks, and years to teach a test driven curriculum. ... more

KIPP Foundation

The KIPP Foundation supports KIPP schools, recruits and hires uncertified teachers and administrators at great expense to donors and taxpayers. ... more

KIPP Infinity Charter School

The much touted KIPP school is the "reformers" dream of an innovative school. Force, pressure, top-down interventions, limited curriculum, longer school day/week/year, competition, standardization, testing, uncertified teachers/administrators in newly established schools. That's what KIPP is made of. ... more

KIPP NYC

The much touted KIPP school is the "reformers" dream of an innovative school. Force, pressure, top-down interventions, limited curriculum, longer school day/week/year, competition, standardization, testing, uncertified teachers/administrators in newly established schools. That's what KIPP is made of. ... more

KIPP Star

The much touted KIPP school is the "reformers" dream of an innovative school. Force, pressure, top-down interventions, limited curriculum, longer school day/week/year, competition, standardization, testing, uncertified teachers/administrators in newly established schools. That's what KIPP is made of. ... more

Lighthouse Academies

Although it proclaims that great teachers make all the difference in a child's education, the organization employs personnel who are not trained, professional teachers to staff the classrooms of our nation's poorest children. ... more

National Council on Teacher Quality

Teacher bashing organization that seeks to influence policy and regulation of the teaching profession. ... more

Teach for America

Teach for America is an elitist organization that recruits non-teachers to educate America's most vulnerable students at a premium price. Research shows that the program does harm to children, does not close the achievement gap as claimed, and costs taxpayers millions. Founder Wendy Kopp has no education training or expertise, but she is extremely effective at asking very rich people, corporations, and the federal government for millions of dollars and getting it. Teach for America perpetuates the myth that anyone with a college degree is a teacher. It is a recruiting and placement service. Until 2011, eligibility requirements stipulated that education majors and licensed teachers were prohibited from joining. TFA has gone to great expense to market the company as the “peace corps” of teaching. It is not. Its placements are not teachers and not volunteers. Recruits agree to teach for two years and then move on to a real career. In addition to a regular teacher's salary, TFA placements are given two $5,000 awards to pay for college expenses. The awards are provided by the federal government through Americorps, whose funding is appropriated to aid volunteer organizations in America's poorest communities. An exception has be made for TFA. TFA “teachers” are given preferable access to teaching jobs over regular teachers especially in public charter schools funded by Gates and Broad. TFA hires highly paid administrators, who also are not educators, to “coach” and assist its placements. ... more


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