Venture Philanthropy and Investing in Innovation



By 05/04/2010

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Frederick Hess talks with Education Next about the best and worst ways to fund innovation.

For more on this topic by Frederick Hess, see “Fueling the Engine: Smarter, better ways to fund education innovators,” which appears in the Summer 2010 issue of Education Next.

“Fueling the Engine” is an excerpt from Frederick Hess’s new book, Education Unbound: The Promise and Practice of Greenfield Schooling (pp. 114–125), published by ASCD.




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  • Jerry says:

    I am opposed to any government from “investing” in any concepts involving education. If the concept is good and other ‘s can support it, traditional venture capital methods should be used. Scale-ability, and profitability which is necessary for any new venture to be self-sustaining will be vetted by those methods. Unfortunately, traditional educational organizations do not have or are not able to perform that function in a non-prejudice self serving manner.

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