US education can use a ton of rethinking

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.

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