Amazon Founder Pledges $2 Billion for Montessori Education

The Amazon founder and chief executive, Jeff Bezos, and his wife, MacKenzie, pledge $2 billion for a new fund to start Montessori preschools to serve low-income students across the country. This sizable pledge shows his commitment and belief in the Montessori method and is a great vote of confidence in the benefit and impact of this type of education. Mr. Bezos attended Montessori as a child and believes it is what gave him his sense of exploration and focus. It is quite amazing that two of the three largest technology companies in America have founders who attended Montessori schools. The other company is Google! Both Founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin attended Montessori schools. They met while attending Stanford.