Author Topic: Has Mark Zuckerberg's $100million gift to Newark public schools gone down the drain? The money’s gone but standards remain the same  (Read 164 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Machiavelli

  • News/Current Events and Sports Moderator Curmudgeon
  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 2,680
  • Realist
Daily Mail Reporter
The Daily Mail
May 14, 2014

In his first major show of philanthropy, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg made a splash by announcing his plan to give $100million 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.


Share me

Digg  Facebook  SlashDot  Delicious  Technorati  Twitter  Google  Yahoo