follow up to this post ;Another DEDOE screwup! Don’t worry its only 8.3 million this time! Posted on February 26, 2011 by kilroysdelaware
Wireless Generation was purchased by News Corp., After Hiring Klein, Buys Technology Partner in a City Schools Project
On Monday, News Corporation announced that it had signed an agreement to buy 90 percent of Wireless Generation for $360 million in cash, its first foray into the for-profit world of education since its book publishing arm, Harper Collins, got out of the textbook business in the mid-1990s. The deal thrusts one of the world’s largest media conglomerates behind a concept championed by New York City’s schools chancellor, Joel I. Klein: a numbers-based system to evaluate and rank schools and to improve teaching.
The announcement was all the more interesting because just two weeks ago, Mr. Klein said he would leave the chancellor’s job at the end of the year to become an executive vice president with News Corporation, charged with pursuing business opportunities in the education marketplace.
Markell leads Delaware teachers to a Joel Klein indoctrinationPosted on September 26, 2010 by kilroysdelaware |
Ok lets just go along with the teacher union bashers and say unions are sucking education funding dry (not the case). So does that justify taking the those funds and sending them to Wall Street?
Damn, I would love to see Jack Markell’s stock portfolio! When Jack kicked in $700,000.00 of his own money to run for governor I wondered what kind of idiot would do that! I guess a smart one !
Democratic Governors Association Withdraws Complaint Against Fox News by Jon Bershad | 12:12 pm, October 7th, 2010
“Gov. Jack Markell of Delaware, chairman of the Democratic Governors Association, said Tuesday that a $1 million contribution from Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation to help elect Republican governors had turned into “a galvanizing moment” for Democrats.
‘When we told our supporters about the Fox donation,” Mr. Markell said, ‘they exceeded that amount in small contributions to us within a matter of days.’