Bill Gates is the Latest Billionaire Funder of Cunningham’s EdPost

deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog

Peter Cunningham might be the highest paid ed reform blogger in America: Almost $1M in total compensation for 31 months (May 2014 to December 2016).

On September 01, 2014, Lyndsey Layton of the Washington Post introduced Peter Cunningham’s ed-reform blog perch, Education Post, to the world. An excerpt:

Into the fray steps Education Post, a nonprofit group that plans to launch Tuesday with the aim of encouraging a more “respectful” and fact-based national discussion about the challenges of public education, and possible solutions.

Peter Cunningham, the former communications guru for U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, is leading the organization, which is backed with initial grants totaling $12 million from the Broad Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Walton Family Foundation and an anonymous donor.

As noted below, the first year, EdPost only garnered $5.5M in donations, not $12M. Either times were tough, or part of that $12M was money promised for the future…

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