My journalism has set out to expose the ideologues and profiteers engaged in dismantling the democratic ideals of public education. And yet, I just got hoodwinked by Joel Klein and the Rupert Murdoch-owned company he leads.
The message is clear: Political gridlock and bureaucratic inertia in Washington must take a back seat to the more urgent tasks of moving our economy forward and putting the interests and needs of our citizens first.
The NY Board of Regents approved New York State's sharing of student and teacher information with a new national database, to be funded by the Gates Foundation, and designed by News Corp's Wireless Generation.
Watch out for the unholy alliance between Bill Gates, Rupert Murdoch and Joel Klein, ceaselessly devoted to expanding the educational-industrial-technological complex at the cost of real support to teachers and children.
Questions have been raised surrounding several no-bid contracts that New York intends to award Wireless Generation, the company that Rupert Murdoch bought immediately after Joel Klein announced he would run Murdoch's new online learning division.