Skip to comments.Has Mark Zuckerberg's $100 million gift to Newark public schools gone down the drain?
Posted on 05/26/2014 11:05:43 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
* The Facebook founder pledged $100million to Newark schools in 2010 to bring sweeping educational reforms
* However, most of the money has been spent on labor contracts and consulting fees
* The money has had little impact on student performance so far
In his first major show of philanthropy, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg made a splash by announcing his plan to give $100 million to help turn around Newark, New Jersey's public schools in an appearance on Oprah in 2010.
But nearly four years later, Zuckerberg's money has run out, having been spent mostly on labor contracts and consulting fees with no noticeable improvement in student performance, a report in the New Yorker reveals.
'Everybody's getting paid, but Raheem still can't read,' Vivian Cox Fraser, the president of the Urban League of Essex County, told the magazine.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
No, not down the drain. But I bet it’s currently lining a LOT of pockets!
Yes and good.
‘Everybody’s getting paid, but Raheem still can’t read”
It takes $3 billion to get Raheem to read.
An oscure James Carville reference which fits.
Zuckerberg got robbed by bureaucrat psychopaths whose livelyhood depends on head counts of things called children.... or was it just a PR stunt he was not really into anyways.
I don’t understand the question.
Indeed... hyperinflation is real but so far hidden under the carpet of incompefence and dumbing down.
They could have spent Trillions dollars and it would not have made a difference. You can't fix stupid.
“The Facebook founder pledged $100 million to Newark schools in 2010 to bring sweeping educational reforms. However, most of the money has been spent on labor contracts and consulting fees.”
I love seeing this pimply-faced leftist squander his money.
“The money has had little impact on student performance so far.”
Well, knock me over with a feather. Absolutely shocking.
Lining the pockets of cronies. I hope he learned a lesson.
The Pooblik Skrewl Collective is not repairable.
Only Jesus might be able to work such a miracle, and He isn’t doing Newark calls.
Fire all the staff and educators, allow independent and bonded testing by private businesses, and let the Urban Ferals take a small amount annually to support texts via Kindle.
Shut down and sell off the Hives - they are not working and are merely overly expensive baby sitting/crime schools.
With the sell off of those now not needed school buses, every Hippy can afford a diesel bus - Woodstock all over again, and Tie/Dye & folk songs is vastly preferable to Hoodies and rap.
Don’t forget, No Welfare - a hungry Urban Feral is an active one. Allowing them to get ‘thick’ on food stamps didn’t work, so perhaps work will work.
Even Jesus was said to have approved of it.
The young Harvard law grad genius Barack Obama showed how this is done back in the 90’s when he and his buddy Bill Ayers blew $100 Million on the Chicago Annenberg Challenge Project, in which everybody gave each other awards for public service, and in the end, the students showed zero improvement in skills, knowledge, or academic performance.
Years ago a book came out entitled “Why Johnny Can’t Read: And What You Can Do About It”. It was all the rage at the time.
Raheem is the politically correct updated verion of Johnny.
Hey, Zuckerberg, I can guarantee you no results for half the price.......
Libs never learn. But the consultants and union goons are smiling.
He’s clueless. He needs to learn that not everything in life comes as easy as stealing a great idea and running with it.
Yes, of course. What the hell did you think was going to happen?
Isnt this the guy who plans to spend $100 Million to help with AMNESTY for the illegal aliens ???
$100 million dollars of private vouchers would have made a real and long lasting difference.
I had one like the picture below. It wasn't just for the ghettos in those days. Everybody under the age of 20 seemed to be lugging one of those around.
You had to make sure you were near a power outlet though because those monsters really sucked those "D" batteries down fast.
Zuckerberg might as well have taken a wheelbarrow of $100 bills and shoveled them into a roaring fireplace.
“Federal Judge Russel Clark spent BILLIONS of Missourian taxpayer dollars on the Kansas City school system in the late 80’s and early 90’s. The money might as well have been thrown into the sea.
See Money And School Performance: Lessons from the Kansas City Desegregation Experiment”
This is a long read, but very informative - especially when it come to unintended consequences of liberal policy.
Most have never heard of the KCMO school experiment/debacle...because it debunks liberal slogans about spending more for schools.
You could throw a billion dollars at those public schools, and it wouldn’t make a dent in student achievement. Private and charter schools could maybe help 20-30%. The rest are doomed by low IQs and bad attitudes.
Brings me back memories too.
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