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Zuckerberg, wife gift $120M to CA schools
KCTV5.COM ^ | 29 MAY 2014 | AP

Posted on 05/30/2014 9:32:29 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are donating $120 million to public schools in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The gift, which the couple discussed in an exclusive interview with the Associated Press, will be spread over the next five years. It is the biggest allocation to date of the $1.1 billion in Facebook stock the couple pledged last year to the nonprofit Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

"Education is incredibly expensive and this is a drop in the bucket. What we are trying to do is catalyze change by exploring and promoting the development of new interventions and new models," Chan said in an interview Thursday at Facebook's Menlo Park, California, headquarters.

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1 posted on 05/30/2014 9:32:29 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Pay raises for everyone!


2 posted on 05/30/2014 9:33:17 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

pouring more money into the cess pool.


3 posted on 05/30/2014 9:34:20 AM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

based on seniority, of course. And hire a few more admins while you’re at it. And renovate the faculty lounge and the principal’s office.


4 posted on 05/30/2014 9:34:36 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

$120 mil to teachers unions and promoting fag lifestyle.


5 posted on 05/30/2014 9:34:57 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

They don’t learn much from history do they?


6 posted on 05/30/2014 9:35:12 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

In related news, California school officials have announced the need for a tax increase to plug the $120,000,000 budget shortfall for the year after.


7 posted on 05/30/2014 9:35:45 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Now the state can afford Sodomy Demonstrators for the kids.


8 posted on 05/30/2014 9:36:11 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

What happens to all the lotto money I so foolishly spend on ?


9 posted on 05/30/2014 9:37:07 AM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ…)
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To: morphing libertarian

couldn’t he find some poor Appalachen schools?..or schools in Mississippi?.....but the San Fran area?...


10 posted on 05/30/2014 9:39:09 AM PDT by cherry
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Why does Zuckerberg thing this $180 MM will not go down the same rat hole as the similar amount he gave to the Newark schools?


11 posted on 05/30/2014 9:40:05 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: cherry

The schools in those districts would probably make much better use of the money.


12 posted on 05/30/2014 9:43:11 AM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Someone should do a story on all the billionaires over the past several decades who gave huge sums of money to failed cities like Newark and Detroit. It never works. The billionaires get suckered and some government bureaucrats and the Mafia get the money.


13 posted on 05/30/2014 9:43:27 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: cherry

Leftists love San Franstain ... lots of work there filling holes.


14 posted on 05/30/2014 9:43:48 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: morphing libertarian

“pouring more money into the cess pool.”

Indeed.


15 posted on 05/30/2014 9:43:57 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Bill Gates actually did something pretty similar and got roughly the same results.


16 posted on 05/30/2014 9:43:58 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Da Coyote

You can lead a horse to water.....


17 posted on 05/30/2014 9:44:49 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Do the Zuckerbergs have no fireplaces in their homes to burn the cash in or toilets to flush it down?


18 posted on 05/30/2014 9:45:11 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade (The people have the right to tell government what guns it may possess, not the other way around.)
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To: FReepers
5% Of Free Republics Community Donates.
What Is There To Say To Those Who CAN Donate But Won't?
Nothing.
There Is No Graphic Or Plea That Will Make Those Posters Take Up The Slack.
So 5% Supports The Rest.
How Conservative Is A Free Ride?



19 posted on 05/30/2014 9:48:47 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

pissing away 120 million to crap government school teachers’ unions.


20 posted on 05/30/2014 9:50:01 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: cherry

couldn’t he find some poor Appalachen schools?..or schools in Mississippi?.....but the San Fran area?...


Yep. And I wonder how much is going to Oakland? We’ll need more details to know if Mark is racist or a bigot.


21 posted on 05/30/2014 9:50:26 AM PDT by boycott
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Goody. More money for child molesting officials and knife-wielding “educators”.


22 posted on 05/30/2014 9:51:30 AM PDT by Politicalkiddo (The more helpless the victim, the more hideous the assault.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

It would be better spent by just throwing it out the window

23 posted on 05/30/2014 9:53:20 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Gay State Conservative

Pay raises for everyone!
Only at the top the schools will never see it.


24 posted on 05/30/2014 9:56:04 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: cherry

The worst schools in the Bay Area (Oakland, East Palo Alto) are probably worse that the worst schools in west virginia or Mississippi - life threateningly worse.


25 posted on 05/30/2014 9:56:57 AM PDT by MrShoop
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To: morphing libertarian

Like him or not (and I definitely don’t), it’s sad to see someone who worked so hard for what he had p*** it away.


26 posted on 05/30/2014 9:59:00 AM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Da Coyote; cherry

Is any state crying our more for vouchers than California?


27 posted on 05/30/2014 10:00:26 AM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Since we obviously have a drunken sailor here, can we just call FR a “school district” and get 100 million too?


28 posted on 05/30/2014 10:02:11 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: VanDeKoik

FR is much more educational than any school district, therefor they will say we don’t need the money. Only bad schools get more cash, so all public schools become bad.


29 posted on 05/30/2014 10:04:19 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
They mean well, but the money will be wasted. Instead, they should have funded a start-up company to create a complete, accredited, K-12 programmed instruction course for iOS and Android.

Genuine educational improvements are going to require the unschooling of normal children in large numbers. Give them a way to bypass the dead Socialist Indoctrination Centers and the next Renaissance will begin.

30 posted on 05/30/2014 10:05:22 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ([CTRL-GALT-DELETE])
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Didn’t he learn anything from his experience in New Jersey?


31 posted on 05/30/2014 10:13:08 AM PDT by gspurlock (http://www.backyardfence.wordpress.com)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
What the hell is so expensive about readin', writin, n' 'rithmetic ?


Oh .... the teachers.

NOW I get it.

32 posted on 05/30/2014 10:14:14 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
" It is the biggest allocation to date of the $1.1 billion in Facebook stock the couple pledged last year to the nonprofit Silicon Valley Community Foundation. "


33 posted on 05/30/2014 10:14:43 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: GeronL

y’gutt’a TEACH history to learn (from) it.


34 posted on 05/30/2014 10:14:57 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I think Zuckerberg and Bill Gates are just showboating.

They could do something useful like setting up tutoring centers to help struggling kids. The crnters would provide one on one help for qualified kids.

One of the best charities I have been associated with are the Scottish Rites Speech and Language Clinics.

They provide free speech therapy to qualified kids for 18 months. Both of my daughters qualified. It got my daughters on the right track. I learned so much and also knew the public school system was off base. The public school said one of my daughters was a select mute and choosing not to talk. The Scottish Rite Clinic said it was apraxia of speech. They encouraged me to get an MRI. They gave me websites about it. My daughter still needed speech therapy after 18 months, but she was on the right tract.

I think providing tutoring for dyslexics in California would be especially useful because California schools don’t even test for dsylexia. For the money Zuckerberg is gving he could set up centers that would test and tutor dyslexics.


35 posted on 05/30/2014 10:15:20 AM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

“Gift” is a noun, not a verb. The correct word is “give.”


36 posted on 05/30/2014 10:15:55 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Now that was a waste of money.


37 posted on 05/30/2014 10:18:43 AM PDT by D Rider (Don't give sharp objects to small children)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Because he made such a difference in Newark.


38 posted on 05/30/2014 10:18:54 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: blackdog
In related news, California school officials have announced the need for a tax increase to plug the $120,000,000 budget shortfall for the year after.

Post of the day!

39 posted on 05/30/2014 10:21:54 AM PDT by Rinnwald
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To: D Rider

He could have sponsored 1000 to 2000 home-school families. Now THAT would produce results!


40 posted on 05/30/2014 10:24:11 AM PDT by D Rider (Don't give sharp objects to small children)
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To: D Rider

His goal is not to produce results for the students but to gain favor with government.


41 posted on 05/30/2014 10:26:05 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: UCANSEE2
aaaaand .. it's gone
42 posted on 05/30/2014 10:36:35 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

That’s worse than NPR or PBS, folks.

They’re always complaining that only 10% of their audience supports them.


43 posted on 05/30/2014 11:07:48 AM PDT by Catmom (We're all gonna get the punishment only some of us deserve.)
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To: Catmom; xzins
xzins did the math.

5% Carry 60% of Fed Income Tax; 5% Carry 100% of Free Republic Expense

44 posted on 05/30/2014 11:10:24 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: 9YearLurker
Because he made such a difference in Newark.

Obviously he didn't lay out enough cash in Newark. What's that definition of insanity?

45 posted on 05/30/2014 11:10:31 AM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: NewHampshireDuo

Definition of insanity? Being a Democrat over and over again, despite the results.


46 posted on 05/30/2014 11:21:26 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Gay State Conservative

Te apparently learned nothing from giving Newark $100 million.

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3161818/posts


47 posted on 05/30/2014 12:21:09 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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