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Edwatch: American Institute for Research

Organization Name: American Institute for Research
Company Line: AIR’s mission is to conduct and apply the best behavioral and social science research and evaluation towards improving peoples’ lives, with a special emphasis on the disadvantaged.
Bottom Line: Wastes hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars on many worthless education research projects. Nearly 95% of of the organization's funding comes from the government. According to its 2010 IRS 990, AIR pays 279 employees over $100,000. Among top paid are Sol and Diane Pelavin who together collected nearly 5 million dollars in compensation from AIR that year.
Year Established: 1948
Organization Type: Nonprofit
Major Donors: Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation, U.S. Department Of Education
Where the Money Goes
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