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Facebook donates $25 million for local teacher housing project

Original post made on Oct 17, 2019

A plan to build housing in Palo Alto for regional teachers and school staff has received a major boost: a $25 million donation from social media giant Facebook.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, October 17, 2019, 10:34 AM

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Posted by Vladimir P.
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Oct 17, 2019 at 10:46 am

Awesone that Facebook would give so much of its profit to help house a few teachers for the children of some of the thousands of additional employees and "contractors" it will be importing to the area. The generosity of Facebook knows no bounds. We are so grateful for Facebook.


Posted by Mountain View Neighbor
a resident of North Whisman
on Oct 17, 2019 at 7:28 pm

Mountain View Neighbor is a registered user.

Put the $25 million towards teacher salaries.

All this project does is cost taxpayer dollars for housing that doesn’t guaranty teacher retention.

Look at Menlo Park. They hold fundraisers and pay their teachers enough to live on. Simple.

Building housing is just another taxpayer scam.


Posted by Cover up culture
a resident of another community
on Oct 18, 2019 at 10:38 am

@ mountain view neighbor - yes, it's a scam to use public lands and tax dollars to benefit one special interest. School districts should focus on their mission - educating our kids. Pay them more salary if need be - don't dedicate public land and assets and get into a messy operating situation. How will they kick out teachers who no longer work for the district? That's a mess. And an inefficient and costly way to spend our tax dollars.


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