Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg: Immigration and the knowledge economy
Our Take: While reaching out and teaching young students in his local community, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was surprised after talking to his students about going to college. He discovered that the opportunities that his immigrant grandparents, their children and he himself enjoyed were not the same opportunities the children he taught could enjoy. Many of Zuckerberg's students, while bright and promising, are also undocumented.
One day I asked my students what they thought about going to college. One of my top aspiring entrepreneurs told me he wasn't sure that hed be able to go to college because hes undocumented. His family is from Mexico, and they moved here when he was a baby. Many students in my community are in the same situation; they moved to the United States so early in their lives that they have no memories of living anywhere else.
Today's students should have the same opportunities — but our current system blocks them.
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