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Students in Brooklyn protest their school’s use of a Zuckerberg-backed online curriculum designed by Facebook engineers

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  • High school students at Brooklyn’s Secondary School for Journalism staged a walkout last week to protest perceived “wrongdoings” at the school, which include the use of an online curriculum called “Summit Learning” that stresses independent learning.
  • Schools across the nation have implemented this free web-based program, which was designed with the help of Facebook engineers and funded by CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan.
  • However, students at the Brooklyn high school — and at other schools — have criticized the program for its lack of effectiveness, as well as expressed concerns over data privacy.

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Source:: BusinessInsider.Com