The Broad Foundation's goal is a "transformation" of public education.* One of the primary methods used is the installation of certain elements into public school districts. If the one of these elements is planted, it is highly likely that another will be planted along with it in order to maximize the effect.
For instance, an element might be:
- The presence of a Broad-trained superintendent, or even more (the salaries of which might even be covered by the Broad Foundation partially, or in full)
- The presence of Broad Residents in important central office positions (the salaries of which might even be covered by the Broad Foundation partially, or in full)
- An "invitation" to participate in a program spawned by the Foundation (such as CRSS's Reform Governance in Action program)
- An offer from the Broad Foundation to provide the district with a FREE "audit" or "assessment" of some sort (eg. a "Performance Management and Diagnostic and Planning" experience), which issues a report with "recommendations." NOTE: This "diagnostic" is similar to the technique used by unscrupulous auto mechanics to drum up more business.
The Broad Foundation infiltrates its targets on multiple levels so it can manipulate a wider field and cause maximum disruption. Venture/vulture edu-philanthropists (or "malanthropists," as Michael Fiorillo calls them) proudly call this invasive and destabilizing strategy "investing in a distruptive force." To these billionaires and their henchmen, putting low-income communities in turmoil is no big deal.
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*Transformation: A marked change, as in appearance or character. For instance, the famous story by Robert Louis Stevenson, Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is about transformation.