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Edwatch: Foundation for Excellence In Education

Organization Name: Foundation for Excellence In Education
Company Line: Our Mission To ignite a movement of reform state by state to transform education for the 21st century. Our Vision An education system that maximizes every student’s potential for learning and prepares all students for success in the 21st century.
Bottom Line: Jeb Bush's education nonprofit. Signature initiatives include testing, testing, testing, labeling schools, deprofessionalizing teaching, closing schools, opening charters, and cutting funding for education.

"Aptly named FEE, Bush's group is backed by many of the same for-profit corporations that have funded ALEC and vote as equals with its legislators on templates to change laws governing America's public schools. FEE is also bankrolled by many of the same hard-right foundations bent on privatizing public schools that have funded ALEC. They have pushed many of the same changes to the law, which benefit their corporate benefactors and satisfy the free market fundamentalism of the billionaires whose tax-deductible charities underwrite the agenda of these two groups."

In 2013, FEE filed a 990-PF changing from a tax-exempt organization to a non-exempt private foundation claiming zero assets.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation provides funding to complete a statewide communications campaign in Florida delivering the message on why there is a drop in school grades, why it is temporary, and how raising the bar on education standards leads to greater student success - 2012.
Year Established: 2007
Organization Type: Nonprofit
Major Donors: Walton Foundation, Oberndorf Foundation, Robertson Foundation, Leona M. And Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, Kovner Foundation, GE Foundation, Schwab Foundation, Broad Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, State Farm Insurance , Connections Academy, Pearson , K12, DeVos Foundation, Richard And Helen, Bradley Foundation, Lynde And Harry, Walton Family Foundation, Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation
Where the Money Goes
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