Detroit philanthropist deciding where to share wealth

02/27/2004 | Detroit News, The

In an interview with the Detroit News, philanthropist Bob Thompson, who withdrew a $200 million plan to build 15 charters schools in Detroit due to the backlash last fall, says he hasn't written off the idea of helping the city's school system. Nevertheless, he's mulling over "voluminous" appeals from cities across the country seeking his help in financing their charter schools.

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