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Megan Tompkins-Stange

Associate Professor of Public Policy
Tompkins-Stange is a scholar of education policy and philanthropy, focusing on the influence of private foundations on the politics of K-12 school reform.
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Tompkins-Stange discusses "hazy rules" of donating

Jan 5, 2022 The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Debating the hazy rules of donating to charities, Megan Tompkins-Stange, assistant professor of public policy, discussed how the rules and donations affect politics. “We don’t know exactly what company and what special interest or high net-worth...
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Discourse: Ford School faculty in the news

Dec 13, 2021
"College students can take out loans to pay for college, but it's absolutely impossible to take out a loan to pay for your own preschool. It's just not something a 3- or 4-year-old can do to manage their own education. So the idea that we have...
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Tompkins-Stange on Bloomberg's push to expand charter schools

Dec 10, 2021 Chalkbeat
Megan Tompkins-Stange, who studies philanthropic investments in education, calls former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg's $750 million push to expand charter schools "unprecedented." But charter schools face fierce political opposition. "Bloomberg...
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Consultants can skew philanthropic funding, says Tompkins-Stange

Nov 16, 2021 The New York Times
Consultants are often called in to help guide philanthropic giving. Some say that makes the field more effective, while critics question the extent of their influence. “Consultants at places like Bridgespan are setting the menu of what...
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Tompkins-Stange on "breaking up the philanthropy boys club"

Sep 30, 2021 The New York Times
Although philanthropy used to happen in a room full of men, the sector is shifting. There has been an uptick in not only women involved in philanthropy, but also the sector's support of women and girls' organizations. “Philanthropy has been a...
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Faculty News spring 2021

Jun 10, 2021
Javed Ali has appeared recently in outlets such as 60 Minutes, ABC News, CNN, the Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, NPR’s Morning Edition, and the Los Angeles Times. He’ll become an associate professor of practice at the Ford School this...
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Tompkins-Stange comments on the COVID-19 billionaire boom

Mar 12, 2021 Washington Post
In an article in the Washington Post about the extreme wealth billionaires have gained during the COVID-19 pandemic, Tompkins-Stange, notes that tech billionaires invested comparatively little of that increased wealth back into the public sphere for...
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Faculty News fall 2020

Dec 9, 2020
Javed Ali organized a panel for New America on domestic terrorism. His new podcast, The Burn Bag, produced with two Ford School alumni, A'ndre Gonawela (BA ‘19) and Ryan Rosenthal (BA ‘19), has featured U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan, General David...

Tompkins-Stange talks COVID-19 relief trade-offs

Apr 10, 2020
Ford School professor Megan Tompkins Stange is asking: What should the role be of philanthropy during the COVID-19 crisis? She studies the power and influence of philanthropy on public policy and politics. In a recent Vox article, “These are the...

Ford School’s Tompkins-Stange receives Henry Russel Award

Jun 20, 2019
Megan Tompkins-Stange, assistant professor of public policy at the Ford School, is among four recipients of the 2020 Henry Russel Award. The award recognizes faculty in the early-to-mid-stages of their careers who have already demonstrated an...
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Catch up on Ford School faculty news - Winter 2019 State & Hill

Apr 17, 2019
In August, John Z. Ayanian published a policy–focused article with colleagues in the New England Journal of Medicine titled “ Mitigating the risks of Medicaid work requirements.” Michael S. Barr teamed up with Howell E. Jackson and Margaret E....