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Gates Foundation's Education Chief Controls Billions

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Gates Foundation's Education Chief Controls Billions

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Gates Foundation's Education Chief Controls Billions

Gates Foundation's Education Chief Controls Billions

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Portland schools superintendent Vicki Phillips starts her job as education director at the Bill and Melinda Gates' Foundation on Wednesday.

With more than $3 billion in grant money to give away, Phillips is arguably in one of the most powerful K-12 jobs in the country.

Rob Manning reports from Oregon Public Broadcasting.