Monday, August 7, 2017

Mark Zuckerberg's Failed Donation To Newark Public Schools

Money going in is not the problem in Newark, NJ public schools. Newark spends about $23,000 per student in Newark. Do you think those public schools deliver anywhere near $23,000 in value to those students?

Zuckerberg's donation got sucked up in the vortex of Teacher Union entitlements and protections, consultants and what appears to be an intentional scuttling of charter schools (which could have helped make a difference).

So in the end, a sizable donation ends up making things worse, not better.  Throwing money at the problem is not the way to fix it.

I wish Zuckerberg endowed some primary, secondary, and high schools in Newark. That might have made a huge difference (at least for the kids who got to go there). It would also highlight the problem with Newark schools is not the kids, but the administration and corruption of the district.

H/T: Instapundit: Dispatches From The Education Apocalypse

WFB: Charter schools boost performance of nearby non-charter schools?

The American Mirror: F*UCK ZUCK 2020 street art popping up in LA

NYT: Waiting for Superman and failing primary education system in America

Lem's Place: Facebook traps users in a 'Cycle of Failure' that makes them keep using it

EBL: You have similar conditions in the midwest as you do in Newark, Why our public schools are failing, California Teacher's Union Amber Alert

1 comment:

  1. Man, that's some pretty pricey virtue signalling.


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