Participant Info

First Name
Sarah
Last Name
Reckhow
Country
United States
University
Michigan State
Keywords
philanthropy, education, urban, elections, donors
Availability
Media Contact

Personal Info

About Me

Sarah Reckhow is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Michigan State University. She is interested in educational policy, philanthropy and politics, and urban politics. Her award-winning book with Oxford University Press, Follow the Money: How Foundation Dollars Change Public School Politics, examines the role of major foundations, such as the Gates Foundation, in urban school reform. She received her Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley in 2009. Sarah was a high school teacher in the Baltimore City Public Schools.

Recent Publications

Snyder, Jeffrey and Sarah Reckhow. Forthcoming. “Political Determinants of Philanthropic Funding for Urban Schools.” Journal of Urban Affairs.

Lowe, Kate, Juliet Gainsborough, and Sarah Reckhow. 2016. “Capacity and Equity: Federal Funding Competition Between and Within Regions.” Journal of Urban Affairs.

Reckhow, Sarah, Matt Grossmann, and Benjamin C. Evans. 2015. Policy Cues and Ideology in Attitudes toward Charter Schools. Policy Studies Journal.

Reckhow, Sarah and Jeffrey W. Snyder. 2014. “The Expanding Role of Philanthropy in Education Politics.” Educational Researcher. 43(4): 186-195.

Reckhow, Sarah.  2013.  Follow the Money: How Foundation Dollars Change Public School Politics.  New York: Oxford University Press.

Media Coverage
Learn from the Costly Mistakes of Failed EAA,” Detroit Free Press, March 19, 2016.
Sarah Reckhow quoted on education philanthropy in Lauren FitzPatrick, “Arne Duncan’s New Job: Creating Jobs, Stopping ViolenceChicago Sun Times, March 17, 2016.
Sarah Reckhow quoted on Trump supporters in Gromer Jeffers, Jr., “Trump Pows through Super Tuesday, Leaving Foes Scrambling to Stop HimDallas Morning News, March 2, 2016.
Sarah Reckhow quoted on education policy reforms in Nicole Geary and Andy Henion, “MSU Education Scholars Named Top InfluencersMSU Today, January 6, 2016.

Sarah Reckhow quoted on education philanthropy in Ben Herold, “Facebook’s Zuckerberg to Bet Big on Personalized Learning.” Education Week. March 7, 2016.

Sarah Reckhow quoted on education policy reforms in Nicole Geary and Andy Henion, “MSU Education Scholars Named Top InfluencersMSU Today, January 6, 2016.
Sarah Reckhow quoted on the Boardroom Progressives in Sherman Dorn and Amanda U. Potterton, “Arne Duncan’s Legacy: Growing Influence of a Network of Private Actors on Public EducationThe Conversation, October 8, 2015.
Guest to discuss charter school opponents failing to make effective arguments on Michigan Radio, February 10, 2015.
Sarah Reckhow quoted on the effectiveness of the language used by pro-charter school advocates in advancing their cause in Rebecca Klein, “Study Finds Pro-Charter School Arguments are More ConvincingHuffington Post, January 27, 2015.
Sarah Reckhow quoted on shaping public opinion about charter schools in Kyle Feldscher, “Michigan State Study: Charter School Opponents Make Less Effective Arguments than SupportersMLive, January 22, 2015.
Guest to discuss the role of outside money in K-12 education on American Radio Works, January 5, 2015.
Guest to discuss private money in public schools on MPR News, June 14, 2011.
The Role of Philanthropy in the Suburbs,” Interview with Craig Fahle, WDET’s “The Craig Fahle Show”, 2011.

 

Country Focus
USA

Research Areas

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