After receiving much fire from politicans like Bernie Sanders as well as TV Hosts like Tucker Carlson, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced via Twitter that that he and his wife, MacKenzie, plan to open a network of nonprofit preschools in low-income communities. They’ll be financed through the Bezos One Day Fund, the business mogul’s new charity. Bezos is committing an initial $2 billion to the fund, which will also be used to support organizations that help homeless families.
Bezos said the preschools will be high-quality and modeled after Montessori schools, which share an educational approach that encourages student independence, uninterrupted blocks of activity time and having classrooms with students of different ages.
Bezos plans to form an organization that will operate the preschools.
“We’ll use the same set of principles that have driven Amazon,” Bezos wrote on Twitter. “Most important among those will be genuine, intense customer obsession. The child will be the customer.”
— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) September 13, 2018
The preschoolers will receive full scholarships to attend. But, Bezos didn’t give any further details on where these schools might be located, or when they would open or how parents would be able to enroll their little ones.