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by Arianna Huffington
Sign of the Times, Part One:
No sooner did word leak out that Mark Zuckerberg would appear on Oprah to announce a donation of
According to the naysayers, the
Or he was making it "as a way to ward off any negative stigma" arising from his new standing on the
I really don't care why Mark Zuckerberg is donating
The stats couldn't be more troubling: despite spending
So let's skip the dime store Freud and celebrate Zuckerberg's game-changing gift.
Sign of the Times, Part Two:
Zuckerberg's donation is an example of the kind of big, bold steps that are needed in these troubled times -- as is Newark Mayor Cory Booker's attempt to tackle the chronic failure of his city's schools head on by demanding greater local control of the state-run schools and working on raising a matching
Zuckerberg and Booker -- who will appear together on Oprah -- are demonstrating that we all need to bring a sense of urgency to the problems we are facing and make ourselves part of the solution.
Zuckerberg could have given
I spent last Thursday morning at the Clinton Global Initiative, announcing the commitments being made in the Science, Technology, Education, and Math (STEM) category and then moderating a panel on Technology and Democracy (one of the panelists, Pierre Omidyar, had made commitments totaling
Among the roughly 300 commitments expected to be made at this year's event (as reported by Reporters Uncensored's Maura Kelly on HuffPost), were
The problems we face are enormous. But so is the amount of available money, energy, creativity, caring and dedication to making things better.
So let's keep the long knives in their scabbards.
P.S.: Recently, Oprah did a show about "Waiting for Superman," the powerful new documentary about the failure of America's education system. The show included the film's director Davis Guggenheim, Bill Gates, Chancellor of
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