09/23/2010 // Newark, New Jersey, US // TiffNews10 // News Desk
New Jersey – Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has reportedly arranged to donate $100 million to public schools in New Jersey. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the donation from the 26 year-old billionaire will reportedly be announced on Oprah Winfrey’s talk show on Friday.
As noted in the report, the $100 million will go to the Newark public schools. Derrell Bradford, the executive director of the Newark-based education reform group Excellent Education for Everyone, is quoted in the report as stating of recent initiatives that focus on education reform, and helping urban public schools, “What you’re seeing is for the under-40 set, education reform is what feeding kids in Africa was in 1980… Newark public schools are like the new Live Aid.”
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