Gates’s Millions: Can Big Bucks Turn Students Into Graduates? | Elyse Ashburn | Chronicle of Higher Education | 13 August, 2010
The article discusses the impact of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on higher education in the U.S. Studies funded by the Gates Foundation have shown that too few students are completing their college degrees and that college dropouts are a problem. The critics and proponents of the Gates Foundation are discussed, including author Diane Ravitch and Hilary Pennington, who is the director of education, postsecondary success, and special initiatives at the foundation. The foundation’s efforts to reform higher education and give all students, including minorities and low-income people, better access to college and college choice are discussed. Highline Community College in Washington state has received grant money from the Foundation to change its remedial math program.