In a recent paper, Rick Hess, Director of Education Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute, explains how philanthropists and foundations are engaging in a New Education Philanthropy that rejects unsustainable or ineffective school-based education practices or programs. Instead, this New Educational Philanthropy focuses on advocacy, research, and efforts to upend the structural constraints found within the public education bureaucracy.

Hess' paper can be found here:
http://www.aei.org/article/education/k-12/philanthropy-gets-in-the-ring/