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The states that spend the most (and the least) on education, in one map

Spending ranges from $6,555 per pupil in Utah to $19,818 in New York. Source: U.S. Census Bureau's "Public Education Finances: 2013"

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Not Bill Gates: Meet Ted Dintersmith, an education philanthropist with a different agenda

Here's an education philanthropist who isn't interested in opening charter schools, supporting vouchers or growing Teach For America.

The feature-length documentary 'Most Likely To Succeed' examines the history of education in the United States, revealing the growing shortcomings of conventional education methods in todayʼs innovative world. The film explores compelling new approaches that aim to revolutionize teaching as we know it. After seeing this film, the way you think about “school” will never be the same.

As Chicago quickly expands alternative schools with new, mostly online ventures, it’s clear that altruism is heavily mixed with profit-making savvy, according to a Catalyst Chicago/WBEZ investigation.