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'There's no silver bullet': Dr. Priscilla Chan on housing, transparency and applying a pediatrician's mindset to making change

Original post made on Feb 2, 2020

It's been four years since Dr. Priscilla Chan and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg formed the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to guide their philanthropic efforts. In a rare interview, she talked about CZI's challenges, transparency and more.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, February 2, 2020, 7:59 AM

Comments (6)

Posted by Nayeli
a resident of Midtown
on Feb 2, 2020 at 10:44 am

What a great interview! Thank you, Dr. Chan and Kate Bradshaw!

Posted by JR
a resident of Palo Verde
on Feb 2, 2020 at 10:51 am

"We need to make it easier for people to stay in their housing, and we need more housing." This statement sounds nice but it unfortunately conflicts with Dr. Chan's own actions. Buying neighbors houses, leaving them unoccupied, and attempting to combine lots to build a "compound" reduces available housing in the Bay Area.

Web Link

Do as I say, not as I do?

Posted by Marla Chang
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Feb 2, 2020 at 11:02 am

She said nothing, bunch of feel good blah blah blah.

Posted by GOP solutions
a resident of The Greenhouse
on Feb 2, 2020 at 12:00 pm

Looking for a key component of a Silver Bullet solution?

Stop giving massive tax breaks to corporations and billionaires. Stop letting billionaires spend unlimited amounts of money to buy/bribe/"donate" to, and own, politicians. Eliminate "dark" money.

Consider public financing of elections, as in red Arizona and blue/independent Maine. This will give both Republicans and third parties a chance to finally regain some voice in state politics.

Until then? Same ol' same ol'.

Posted by See Sth Say Sth
a resident of College Terrace
on Feb 2, 2020 at 12:28 pm

Bill Gates has sent American children an enduring gift -- the Common Core State Standards Web Link which, by espousing progressive-education textbooks and pedagogy, has just produced the first batch of high school grads worst-prepared for college in 15 Years.

The Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative chased after the fad of "personalized learning" in its initial education endeavor. I hope the CZI staff will read these essays to learn about how American schools failed kids in math and ELA: "How I Rewired My Brain to Become Fluent in Math" Web Link "How Has Jo Boaler Been Transforming U.S. K-12 Math?" Web Link and "How Self-Expression Damaged My Students" Web Link

Priscilla and Mark, hope you will do something to reverse, rather than to reinforce, what Bill Gates' Common Core has done to American kids.

Posted by Steve
a resident of another community
on Feb 6, 2020 at 9:40 am

Just wondering, which of the 9 houses that she owns did they do this interview at...

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