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Beyond the Bake Sale: Public Schools, Private Foundations

With tax revenues waning, many public schools are looking for new sources of money. In the second part of Beyond the Bake Sale, a Morning Edition series, NPR's Emily Harris reports on private foundations that are being set up to help pay for public schools. She also looks at funding disparities between rich and poor school districts.

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International Correspondent Emily Harris is based in Jerusalem as part of NPR's Mideast team. Her post covers news related to Israel, the West Bank and Gaza Strip. She began this role in March of 2013.
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