There's no "evidence" here beyond a rich man's conviction that things would be better if only everyone in charge of everything were more like him.
This is the simplest way to explain the many moving parts of business-model school reform. It is 21st century patronage, but using undertaxed windfall profits instead of the public coffers, and benefiting the already privileged class, instead of an aspiring ethnic group.
And yes, my current job fits this description too. Less obtrusively though.