Sunday, October 16, 2011

Murdoch Heckled At Forum: “Equality In Education, Not Privatization”

It did my heart well to catch the following video of Rupert Murdoch heckled at an education forum in San Francisco on Friday. Activists accused the owner of News Corp., corporate parent of Fox, of seeking to divert public funds from the educational system and privatize and profit from it. One called out, "Equality in education, not privatization!" The forum was sponsored by the Foundation for Excellence in Education, chaired by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), that supports school vouchers, charter schools, performance pay for teachers and digital learning. Regarding the latter, News Corp. acquired Wireless Generation, which provides software to K-12 schools. After News Corp.’s phone hacking scandal, New York rejected a $27 million contract with the company. Watch:

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