How Mark Zuckerberg Wants To Change Education With $45 Billion

Dec 2, 2015
Originally published on December 2, 2015 10:02 pm

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook co-founder and CEO, announced Tuesday that he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, will be giving 99 percent of their Facebook shares – currently valued at more than $45 billion – to charitable purposes.

The couple plans to give over the course of their lifetimes through the newly founded Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a limited liability corporate structure; notably, not a non-profit. They plan to focus their initial efforts on curing disease, connecting people with technology and “personalized learning.”

What is personalized learning? Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Diane Tavenner, the head of Summit Public Schools, a system of charter schools that partnered with Facebook in September, in part because it specializes in personalized learning.


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