Hmm. This bears thinking about. First reaction: Good on him. He sometimes does some surprisingly grand gestures with his oodles of dough. Second thought: $4bn buys a lot of education reform, for good or ill. And Edutopia is a solid resource for teachers looking for best practices. It's big on (the right kind of) collaborative learning, game- and project-based learning, learning for everyone, and formative assessment. So, despite the potential for an incestuous donation of $4bn from him to his own education organization, there are worse ways to make a big splashy gesture towards kids.
George Lucas will donate Disney $4 billion to education, HuffPo