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AP Exclusive: Billionaires fuel US charter schools movement

Jul. 16, 2018 3:05 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Dollar for dollar, the beleaguered movement to bring charter schools to Washington state has had no bigger champion than billionaire Bill Gates. The Microsoft co-founder gave millions of dollars to see a charter school law approved despite multiple failed ballot referendums. And his private...

Barbs for Bezos but Bill Gates largely admired in Seattle

Jun. 30, 2018 5:59 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle region is home to America's two richest men, but their local legacies to date represent two very different eras for the city. While Amazon's Jeff Bezos is blamed by some for rising rents and clogged city streets, Bill Gates is largely admired for helping lead the computing...