US education can use a ton of rethinking
September 17, 2018 | Education | No Comments|
Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie last week announced the launch of their first serious philanthropic endeavor. Called The Bezos Day One Fund, the organization will start with a $2 billion commitment and will focus on two areas: homelessness and early-childhood education.
In his announcement, the Amazon chief explained that homelessness will be tackled by “funding existing nonprofits that help homeless families” while the fund will be much more hands-on in developing its approach to education. The plan is to create “a network of new, nonprofit, tier-one preschools in low-income communities.”
But as always, the devil will be in the details.