Mark Zuckerberg Donates $100 Million to Newark School System

Written by Efrain Nieves

Forbes thirty fifth wealthiest American has donated $100 million dollars to the Newark public school system. So many ask why or have come to their  own conclusions on why Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has donated to one of the worst school systems in the country. I have only one answer to Mark’s critics, because he can.

PALO ALTO, CA - AUGUST 18: Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg smiles before speaking at a news conference at Facebook headquarters August 18, 2010 in Palo Alto, California. Zuckerberg announced the launch of Facebook Places, a new application that allows Facebook users to document places they have visited. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

On a more serious level, in your view how should the school officials allocate $100 million dollars? Should they invest in juvenile crime prevention programs given that Newark is riddled with gangs and crime? Would you prefer to see more after school programs to allow single parents the ability to work? How much emphasis should be placed on investing money to prepare kids for standardized exams?

It is the parent’s duty to instill values into their children and be  a more fundamentally based grass-root for their child’s education.

Percentage of Latino students in Newark public school system. nps [pdf]


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