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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ Ambitious Pre-K Move Sparks Wary Reactions

Sep 26, 2018 by

The world’s richest man says he wants to help tackle one of the biggest issues in education: improving early-childhood learning.

But what exactly does Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos mean when he says the new network of nonprofit preschools he’s planning will be “Montessori inspired,” and will “use the same set of principles” that have pushed his giant online retail and cloud-computing company toward a $1 trillion valuation?

Experts in the fields of early childhood, the business of education, and ed tech confess to not being sure.

“I really have no idea,” said Trace Urdan, the managing director of investment-consulting firm …

Source: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ Ambitious Pre-K Move Sparks Wary Reactions – Education Week

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