An Open Letter to Mark Zuckerberg

On December 1, 2015, Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan announced the birth of their daughter, Max, as well a huge philanthropic commitment to give away $45 billion (99% of their shares in the company) to charity. In a letter to their daughter, Chan and Zuckerberg expressed their interest in funding education in a way that would promote “personalized learning” for students and harness the power of technology.

Reacting to the news in The Washington Post‘s Answer Sheet column, Howard Gardner has written an open letter back to Mark and Priscilla, explaining what shape a personalized/individualized educational experience might take and the ways we can achieve the best for the students of the future.

Click here to read the full letter from Gardner to Zuckerberg and Chan. A Spanish translation of the letter has also been published and is available here.


One Comment on “An Open Letter to Mark Zuckerberg”

  1. wj December 16, 2015 at 11:04 pm #

    Very pleased to see Dr. Gardner’s offer to help shape the parameters of the Zuckerberg/Chan’s future contributions to learning. One hopes that their Newark experience will not be repeated.

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