Aug 31, 2017
In episode 8 of the Giving Thought podcast, Rhod and Adam look
at the long and complicated relationship between philanthropy and
- Charitable status of UK public schools: we
look at the ongoing controversy over the charitable status of
fee-paying schools in the UK. What is the history behind the
definition of “educational purposes” in charity law? How do we
interpret “public benefit” for public schools?
- The US Charter School movement: we explore the
role that philanthropy has played in the growth of the charter
school model in the US, and why this has raised questions about
philanthropic legitimacy. We look at the controversial intervention
of donors like Mark Zuckerberg in the New Jersey school system, and
what we can learn from it.
- Universities: we look at the rich history of
the relationship between philanthropy and universities. We consider
the role that giving played in opening up higher education to the
masses, and the current landscape of giving to universities in the
US and UK, in which mega-donations are becoming the norm.
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