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Zuckerberg, Wife Gift $120M To Calif. Schools
ap ^ | May 29, 2014 9:51 PM

Posted on 05/30/2014 6:24:07 AM PDT by BenLurkin

Zuckerberg and Chan, a pediatrician, discussed the donation in an exclusive interview with the Associated Press. It was Chan’s first significant step into the public spotlight and the couple’s premier interview together. The two met while studying at Harvard and married in their Palo Alto backyard on May 19, 2012 — the day after Facebook’s stock began publicly trading in a rocky initial public offering that now seems a distant memory. In 2010, they joined Giving Pledge, an effort led by Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett to get the country’s richest people to donate most of their wealth.

“I’m really focused on connecting the world. That’s my main thing, and you’re primarily focused on children,” said Zuckerberg, turning to Chan. “And we’re able to do some of this work together, which is neat…There are interesting overlaps.”

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“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,”

1 posted on 05/30/2014 6:24:07 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

I find this very encouraging. You can make a massive fortune while being dumb as a rock.


2 posted on 05/30/2014 6:26:48 AM PDT by all the best (sat`~!)
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To: BenLurkin

It’ll be spent in a couple of days. Next!


3 posted on 05/30/2014 6:27:12 AM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: BenLurkin

California schools = Teachers union pensions


4 posted on 05/30/2014 6:34:43 AM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: BenLurkin

Hey, Marky boy: how did the investment of $100MM in the Newark schools go for you? Last I heard, most of the money was unaccounted for.


5 posted on 05/30/2014 6:38:22 AM PDT by Clemenza (Lurking)
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To: BenLurkin

Yes, and in other more exacting words, the Zucks are pouring money into a rathole and hoping for eternal absolution from a fawning MSM.


6 posted on 05/30/2014 6:39:56 AM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: Clemenza

I guess the worlds highest functioning schools in Finland which has emphasis on old basics like slide rules and no new technology shortcuts is lost on this goofball.


7 posted on 05/30/2014 6:42:31 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: BenLurkin
Suckerberg has learning curve issues.
Yeah that previous gift to the Newark schools worked out well didn't it?
Clue for The Zuck: if you want to throw your filthy lucre "promoting the development of new interventions and new models" like a fool, be my guest, but old school (no pun intened) methods worked well before previous generation libtard thieves started meddling with education methodology with previous generations' "new interventions and new models".
Bottom line, your money disappears down a Black Hole and education remains an abysmal failure.
8 posted on 05/30/2014 6:44:12 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: BenLurkin

The money will do one thing: it will make the unions and various educrats of California richer. What it won’t do is improve the education of the kids for whom it is intended. If throwing money at a problem solved educational problems in the past, we would have known about it. Unless many California kids are either not going to school due to lack of space, or they don’t have any equipment, all this money will do nothing to help them.


9 posted on 05/30/2014 6:44:28 AM PDT by driftless2 (For long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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10 posted on 05/30/2014 6:45:11 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: BenLurkin

A fool and his money were lucky to hook up in the first place.


11 posted on 05/30/2014 6:48:28 AM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: Clemenza
Hey, Marky boy: how did the investment of $100MM in the Newark schools go for you? Last I heard, most of the money was unaccounted for.

It worked out great for him if you understand why these donations are made.
12 posted on 05/30/2014 6:54:34 AM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: BenLurkin
“Zuckerberg, Wife Gift $120M To Calif. Schools”

Suckerberg should instead have given his millions to the Associated Propaganda in order that they could educate their headline writers that “gift” is not a verb (except perhaps in uneducated, millennial newspeak). Perhaps the AP blockhead meant “Suckerberg, Wife Give $120M to Calif. Schools.”

13 posted on 05/30/2014 7:34:02 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: BenLurkin

Why not start a charter school instead. The publick schools have failed.


14 posted on 05/30/2014 7:37:00 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: SharpRightTurn

The language is deteriorating as fast as the culture.


15 posted on 05/30/2014 7:37:27 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: driftless2
it will make the unions and various educrats of California richer.

Mark ain't stupid.

Those are solid components of the Democrat election squad.

The party that lets oligarchs like him rule the world

16 posted on 05/30/2014 7:42:04 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Clemenza
Hey, Marky boy: how did the investment of $100MM in the Newark schools go for you? Last I heard, most of the money was unaccounted for.

The popular definition of insanity comes to mind here.

17 posted on 05/30/2014 9:12:52 AM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: BenLurkin

Maybe they’ll help CA schools teach students that “gift” is normally a noun, and that “give” and “donate” make much clearer headlines.


18 posted on 05/30/2014 9:28:04 AM PDT by Freeping Since 2001 (Since 2001. Seriously.)
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To: all the best

Must be some sort of tax dodge.


19 posted on 05/30/2014 10:18:27 AM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: minnesota_bound

“Must be some sort of tax dodge.”

It isn’t; it is a direct contribution to the Democratic Party through their owners: the teachers’ unions. These funds are to avoid the layoffs that budget restraints would force upon teachers (thus ending their dues contibutions); Newark NJ laid off 160 cops (at the time of record murders in the city) but kept its teachers.


20 posted on 05/30/2014 5:12:08 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: 1Old Pro

“Why not start a charter school instead. The publick schools have failed.”

Because charter school teachers often aren’t unionized (see # 20).


21 posted on 05/30/2014 5:13:15 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kearnyirish2

Guess he didn’t learn his lesson in New Jersey!!! I guess it’s just a write
off with NO concern of WHERE or HOW it is spent!!!! JUST SICKENING!!!
He could open technology schools all over BUT NOOOOOOO!!! Give
it to the UNIONS!!!!


22 posted on 05/30/2014 5:20:41 PM PDT by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: Kit cat

He learned his lesson well in NJ; he can donate to the Democratic Party THROUGH (not to) the unions, and pretend he is rich white person concerned about dark people.


23 posted on 05/31/2014 12:14:01 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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