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Monday, October 04, 2010

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I should add that Zuckerberg's $100 mil donation to Newark Public Schools shows his acknowledgment of at least some of this. I know a lot of people think that was a PR play, but he actually didn't intend to publicize the donation but Cory Booker pushed him to do so.

Two statements I agree with from my own personal experience: "I bet transferring to Phillips Exeter and later attending Harvard did more to hinder his social abilities than if he had continued in public institutions." and "While private schools think they create more focused, enhanced environments for learning, they also breed fiercely over-competitive and cliquish environments socially". If my type-A indoctrinated ego ever allows me to have children, they will attend public schools. Although, social segregation happens in public schools as well:
http://www.northeastern.edu/news/stories/2010/09/school-segregation.html

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