“The role of philanthropy here is not to be the primary funder, but rather to fund pilots, to fund new ideas, to let people — it’s always the educators coming up with the ideas — to let them try them out and see what really works super well and get those to scale,” Gates said while delivering a keynote address at a Cleveland schools conference, according to the Post.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has invested at least some $3.4 billion already toward the cause.
In June, Gates made his largest donation since 2000, about $4.6 billion worth of Microsoft shares. The donation was expected to go toward the foundation.
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