Hedge fund manager Tilson is looking for more rich white folks. Are they really that hard to find?

Whitney Tilson, hedge fund manager and major funding angel for the school privatizing Democrats for Education Reform, thinks there’s not enough rich, educated white folks.

In an email report to his supporters Tilson praises the efforts of one of LA’s charter schools, Larchmont, and its founder Lindsay Sturman.

Says Tilson in his email:

Let’s be honest: we need a lot more well-off, well-educated white folks with a personal stake in both charter schools and education reform in general if we’re going to take reform to the next level, both politically and operationally.

Paternalistic? Yep. Racist? To be sure. And really, what Tilson is saying is that what the world needs is more him.

Thanks. But no thanks.

H/T SouthBronxSchool.

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