From Huff Post Education: An Open Letter to Mark Zuckerberg About Education, From a Former Classmate
By Emily Talmage
You probably don't remember me, but we were students together at Phillips Exeter Academy 15 years ago. I was a lower (sophomore) when you were a senior, so our paths didn't overlap much, but I do believe we had one class together -- Latin with Mr. Morante.
I'm writing for two reasons: first, a quick thank you for Facebook. I've always enjoyed it as a social tool, but recently I have discovered how powerful it can be as networking tool to gather people around a common cause. Lately, I've connected with parents, teachers, administrators, bloggers, and other activists around the country who are all working passionately toward one goal: getting our local schools back from the powerful corporate and political interests that now strangle them. We share notes and research, triumphs and setbacks, inspiration and outrage, and lately it seems -- incrementally at least -- that we may be getting somewhere.