Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan: U.S. schools need technology, one-on-one instruction

Jan 15, 2018 | Brampton South

By John Shinal 


New technologies and one-on-one instruction can fix the U.S. school system, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan said in a Facebook post describing the lessons they've learned about philanthropy in 2017.

The online letter, which can be found in full here, also asserted that exceptional engineering talent and a long-term view makes the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, their philanthropic organization, unique.

"The magic of technology is that it can help social change scale faster. And because of Mark's experience building a world-class engineering organization at Facebook, we are in a unique position to build a philanthropy with a great engineering team to help our partners scale their social change faster as well," the couple said in the post.


Zuckerberg has sold more than $900 million worth of Facebook shares this year to fund the initiative, which is focused on education, health care and issues like affordable housing and criminal-justice reform....

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