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Resourcing Movements: Philanthropy and Advocacy Partnerships to Secure the Opportunity to Learn

25 years ago, the Schott Foundation was founded with the idea that the American public education system is one of the most important lifelines to opportunity in our nation. Schott’s founders believed that if a single individual, family, or foundation appropriately leveraged its resources to build the public and political will to institutionalize the right type of systemic changes, all students could have access to a high-quality public education. This document briefly chronicles the history of the Schott Foundation and explores our approach to supporting movements for education justice, which goes far beyond the provision of financial resources.