KIPP Co-Founder Mike Feinberg and long-time education reformer Leo Linbeck III both recognized a growing problem in education reform: a singular focus on scaling schools. In the last decade, education leaders have focused on increasing the size of successful small schools to apply their solutions as widely as possible. While this is admirable, there is no one school system that can answer all of our public education challenges.
Feinberg always believed that his students would grow to be leaders—and told them so. So when those same students, now adult alumni, asked for his guidance in creating their own schools and institutions, Feinberg and Linbeck founded Texas School Venture Fund. Our organization leverages Mike’s 30+ years of education experience founding over 200 schools in order to increase the scope and diversity of great school options for families.
Rather than creating schools directly, we help our alumni and other educators start mission-driven organizations where school options for children and their families do not meet the demand.
The Texas School Venture Fund’s mission is to develop a greater quality and diversity of schools in communities where families have limited options.
Texas School Venture Fund exists to realize the day when there is enough quality and diversity in school options so that communities have an effective system of schools for ALL children.
Help Texas School Venture Fund as we seek to increase the supply of great schools.