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Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg back controversial education program in East Africa - Business Insider

Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg back controversial education program in East Africa - Business Insider:

Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg are backing a controversial education program in East Africa

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"Personalized learning" is one of the trendiest educational theories in Silicon Valley right now.
It involves each student learning at his or her own pace, generally through the aid of technology, and it's beloved by tech billionaires like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg.
But both Gates and Zuckerberg, in addition to other big names in Silicon Valley, also back an education model that is taking the opposite approach: pursuing learning gains with curricula standardized to each particular country.
Bridge International Academies, the subject of a recent New York Times Magazine piece, operates in hundreds of schools around Kenya and Uganda, with dozens more of its low-cost schools scattered through Nigeria, India, and most recently Liberia.
Though it operates with the mission of providing high-quality, low-cost education for all, Bridge has drawn criticism from some education experts and teachers unions for the model it uses to make good on that mission.Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg back controversial education program in East Africa - Business Insider:

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