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Millionaires’ Interference in Struggling Public Schools Brings Little Improvement

Can the super-rich "fix" the failures of urban education? Why are the chief executives of Salesforce, Netflix & Facebook allowed to inflict their pet educational [...]

Can the super-rich “fix” the failures of urban education?

Why are the chief executives of Salesforce, Netflix & Facebook allowed to inflict their pet educational theories on large public school systems? In recent years, many groups and unelected agents have sought to gain control over public school systems to implement their own political agendas and educational ideologies.

In The Prize, Dale Russakoff gives a clear-eyed account of how Mark Zuckerberg’s grand plans for urban education failed students, teachers, and families in Newark, New Jersey. After Zuckerberg’s plans failed to live up to expectations, he moved on, as did many of the officials involved – mayor Cory Booker, governor Chris Christie – but the families and students of Newark remain, with little to show for the hundreds of millions of dollars spent on their school system.

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Publication Date: JUNE 6, 2017
Source: NYTimes
Author: Natasha Singer
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Source: The New York Times
Author: Alex Kotlowitz