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Amazon founder Jeff Bezos plans to help fund a network of “Montessori-inspired” schools in the US, but it’s unclear whether the educational model will gain traction in lower-income communities where many are unfamiliar with the approach. Public Montessori schools draw fewer low-income or black students, for example, partially because of lack of access and lower recruitment, according to Mira Debs, director of the Education Studies Program at Yale University.

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