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Hedge funders and charter schools

By Laurie Bennett

May 22, 2014 at 3:29pm

For all the attention paid to hedge funders’ connections to the charter school movement, few accounts actually name the hedge funders.

The interactive Muckety map above shows some of the most high-profile financial people who have helped finance or otherwise support charter schools.

Hedge funders associated with the Robin Hood Foundation make up the single largest group. The foundation has provided grants to organizations such as the New York City Charter School Center and Achievement First.

Steven A. Cohen
Steven A. Cohen

Other big names who have thrown in with charter schools (and often the tax advantages they provide) include:

  • Julian Robertson, founder of Tiger Management
  • John Arnold, founder of Centaurus Advisors and a bundler for Obama
  • Ravenel Boykin Curry IV, president of Eagle Capital Management
  • Steven A. Cohen, founder of S.A.C. Capital Advisors.
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