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Google gives to local schools in 2011

Original post made on Dec 31, 2011

Christmas came early and frequently this year for local schools, as Mountain View-based Google played Santa Claus -- donating money, computers and the time of its employees to both the Mountain View Whisman and Mountain View-Los Altos school districts.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, December 30, 2011, 2:11 PM

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Posted by dm
a resident of another community
on Dec 31, 2011 at 12:36 am

Why does Google want to participate in the depopulation of the planet by sterilizing our kids with exposure to hi frequency pulsed microwave radiation from wi fi. the highest exposure is to their laps. Studies have already confirmed lowered and dead sperm counts with RF exposure. check the website: wirelesswatchblog dot org for more information.


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Posted by SanJoseNative
a resident of another community
on Jan 3, 2012 at 9:48 am

I think it's fantastic that Google is giving back and I understand the concept of giving to the community surrounding their location. Yes, I know there are probably schools that do need it within the district noted above, but I'm sure not as many as in San Jose. Silicon Valley... well guess what, San Jose is the largest portion of that. I grew up in San Jose and still live there, and I can honestly tell you that many of the kids I went to school with work for Google, Yahoo, Facebook, etc. High school students from the nineties are a big portion of today's workforce. I recently heard of my old high school possibly closing it's library because of budget cuts, what?! So why not give to San Jose? An area that actually and truly needs it!!!!


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Posted by postHarvardmom
a resident of Monta Loma
on Jan 3, 2012 at 2:42 pm

I love Google for doing this. Why not San Jose? Why not the Dominican Republic or Zimbabwe? Because they chose their home city, and what's wrong with that? Let's face it: a million dollars doesn't go very far. You can barely buy a home or start a business with that amount. When you're the donator of funds, you get to give as you wish, and I'm delighted they chose Mt. View. Thinking of the future, the trained teachers will take their skills beyond our city, and good effects will ripple out. Thanks, Google. You're the best!!


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Posted by llg
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jan 3, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Yeah...what postHarvardmom said!


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Posted by mv mom
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 3, 2012 at 5:28 pm

Google and other local corporations (including Microsoft and Synopsys which have supported our schools for many years) have been very generous to our Mountain View Whisman schools and the Mountain View Educational Foundation. 44% of the students in the Mountain View Whisman School District qualify for the free and reduced lunch program. The District is putting these much-needed donations to good use for the benefit of our student population. Many of these students will join the local work force after they graduate. We are lucky to have the corporate support from our local businesses--and the businesses are fortunate to have strong schools in their backyard!


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Posted by Garrett
a resident of another community
on Jan 5, 2012 at 9:46 am

We are so lucky to have Google and the others that give money to the schools, the local businesses that give money to the schools. As Bill and Ted would put it "most excellent" Not only money but time, not only the schools but the library, the sporting clubs, youth clubs, hospitals and any kind of local support. This is a sign of good civic pride and makes for good leadership Thank You Google and the others over the years


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Posted by Nicole
a resident of Castro City
on Jan 31, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Mountain View definately has it's share of disadvantaged kids, no doubt. I really wish the grant had gone, however, to addressing some of the real issues, rather than focusing on improving test scores with a new-fangled method of teaching. I just sat through a session on EDI taught using EDI, ugh. The teachers at my school are wonderful, but struggle with the mandates of obsessively focusing on test scores and the issues that come from poverty. I love the idea of more science, fixed up classrooms, but please reconsider money focused only on improving test scores. We want school to be more fun, require more creativity, not more tedious. How about bringing the standard of food served at Google to the schools in mountain view?


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