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deminks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 05:46 AM
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Fox in the School House: Rupert Murdoch Wants to Teach Your Kids!
http://motherjones.com/politics/2011/09/rupert-murdoch-...

Rupert Murdoch's reputation precedes himbut one thing he's not well known know for is his education reform advocacy. But that could soon change. Next month, Murdoch will make an unusual public appearance in San Francisco, delivering the keynote address at an education summit hosted by former Florida governor Jeb Bush, who has lately been criss-crossing the country promoting his own version of education reform.

The high-profile speech to a collection of conservative ed reformers, state legislators, and educators is just the latest step in Murdoch's quiet march into the business of education, which has been somewhat eclipsed by the phone-hacking scandal besieging his media empire. (On Tuesday, word of Murdoch's appearance at Bush's conference came just hours after reports that News Corp. had agreed to pay more than $4 million to the family of a 13-year-old British murder victim, Milly Dowler, whose voicemail was hacked by reporters for Murdoch's News of the World. ) But Murdoch has made it very clear that he views America's public schools as a potential goldmine.

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News Corp.'s entrance into the education sector raises broader education policy questions, says University of Arizona education professor Kenneth Goodman. Having a multinational corporation in charge of assessing kids' reading skills, he notes, shows that "decision making in education is so far removed from people who have anything to do with kids." And like many educators, he is suspicious that Murdoch will bring his conservative ideology to his education ventures: "They'd like everything to be privatized."

Already, Murdoch's phone-hacking baggage is hurting his bottom line. In late August, New York rejected its plans to contract with Wireless Generation. The reason, according to the state's comptroller: "vendor responsibility issues involving the parent company of Wireless Generation."
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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 05:52 AM
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1. deathknell
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 05:52 AM
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2. No he doesn't -he wants to
brainwash them and he wants the education profits.
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seafan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 08:36 AM
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3. The Murdochs and Bushes lust for control of public education money. It's the final frontier.
Fox in the School House: Rupert Murdoch Wants to Teach Your Kids!, Mother Jones, Sep. 23, 2011


Rupert Murdoch's reputation precedes himbut one thing he's not well known for is his education reform advocacy. But that could soon change. Next month, Murdoch will make an unusual public appearance in San Francisco, delivering the keynote address at an education summit hosted by former Florida governor Jeb Bush, who has lately been criss-crossing the country promoting his own version of education reform.

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Welcome to the Educational Industrial Complex., July 27, 2011




Murdoch received secret defense briefings in UK; now he's flying a drone over the US., August 3, 2011

Viet Dinh, author of Patriot Act, on News Corp Board of Directors, August 6, 2011


How very USEFUL to have the author of the Patriot Act on board, as you're wiretapping your opponents.



Rupert Murdoch given $27M no-bid contract from state Department of Education, July 31, 2011

Yeah, Rupert wants to create a huge "database" with our kids' information.

How Rupert Murdoch Could Get His Hands On Your Kid's Information--And It's Legal, July 20, 2011


But, here was some good news:


New York Scraps $27 Million Contract With Murdoch Education Affiliate Wireless Generation, August 27, 2011


Too much scrutiny on old Rupert killed his student database deal. But, this will be back, in another iteration, for with Rupert Murdoch, there's little doubt of it.



Murdoch's lieutenants include Jeb Bush, Michelle Rhee, and Rick Scott., July 31, 2011


Bush's role is described in detail toward the end of this entry.




Jeb Bush promotes reform at education forum in Orlando, September 20, 2011
(Photo credit: Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel)


Keep in mind that wherever there is money to be made, you will find Jeb Bush, Neil Bush or another member of this Family.





Public education funds are the last goldmine to be infiltrated and seized by those driven by greed and a lust for power.







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