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Follow an author on Twitter and he'll donate $3 to U.S. schools!

Storyteller 414 March 10, 2009 at 05:45 PM
(To admins: feel free to move it to a different forum section - wasn't sure if this was a "Hot Deal," a freebie, or something that belongs in the Lounge)

One of my all-time-favorite writers, Tim Ferriss [fourhourworkweek.com], is starting an unprecedented charity campaign. For every person who starts following him on Twitter within the next 2 weeks, Ferriss will donate $1, and an anonymous supporter will match $2, for a total of $3 to U.S. public school classrooms.

Nothing like this has ever been done before, and future campaigns like this may be held if this one succeeds. Do your part in making history - join Twitter [twitter.com]if you haven't already, then go here [fourhourworkweek.com]and follow the *very* simple instructions. A few clicks, 3 minutes of your time - and our public schools will get $3.

Brownie points if you send that link to your friends, coworkers, and anybody who might be interested. Big Grin
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Any authors that would donate to private schools? Throwing money at the public school is silly.
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Any authors that would donate to private schools? Throwing money at the public school is silly.
I see where you are coming from, but if we don't help public schools, who will?.. From the author's page: "The goal is directly helping 25,000 U.S. public school students in low-income and high-need areas in two weeks."

By the way, what's with the three thumbs down? Frown
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Lets just keep giving public schools money and hope they use it well.

The fact of the matter is that places like NYC where it costs 15,000$ for a student for one year doesn't make the school any better. And teachers there stil lack basic need. Simply too much waste.

There is no correlation between the money spent on a child and the quality of education he gets.

I would put my money towards vouchers though. Let the parents decide where to send their kids.
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