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On Tue, Jun 29, 2004 at 07:43:18PM +0100, Inker, Evan wrote:
> This is something I've been saying for the past 10 years
> Nice to see others feel the same way too!!!!
This article is making me fucking sick..
You've ruined my lunch.
Murdoch hires and then *murders* smartcard sat-Tv crackers..
Not someone I'd be too proud to share opinions with.
> AMERICAN KIDS LOSING EDUCATION BATTLE
> By DAVID SEIFMAN
The post is owned by Murdoch, and Murdoch seems to be
the only interviewee... This isn't journalism.
> June 29, 2004 -- Unless failing public schools are turned around, kids here
> are going to lose jobs to better-educated youngsters half a world away, News
> Corporation Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch warned yesterday.
> In a speech before the New York City Leadership Academy, Murdoch said the
> city's 1.1 million schoolchildren aren't competing against their
> counterparts in other American cities, such as Houston, Atlanta or Seattle.
> "They are competing against New Delhi and Shanghai and Seoul," Murdoch
> declared. "And let me say it plainly: Our students are losing."
Puh-leeze.. "OUR" students? Oh, yeah, he had to become an American
citizen to buy his Fox TV stations. Does that make him American, or a
foreign predator? Don't let Murdoch fool you: he's as friendly
a business partner as China could ask for. There's nothing he
wouldn't do for them in exchange for Chinese Sat-TV rights (go ahead
and put *that* in your Google and smoke it). He's Australian, btw.
> In 30 years, he said, Asia is expected to generate "more than half the
> economic activity on the planet," and those jobs will go to those able to
> perform complex tasks in a global, information-driven society.
> "Unless we get education right, this new American century may not last more
> than a couple of decades," said Murdoch, who challenged other corporate
> executives to support school reform.
"New American Century" is Murdoch-code for the ultra-scary Neo-Con
"Project for a New American Century" ("http://www.pnac.info" for
details). We're losing hectalives and Gigabucks fighting for *their*
insane political interests. They're at: "http://www.newamericancentury.org/"
Bring a barf-bag. Think Paul Wolfowitz.
> "Frankly, I think too few of my peers in the corporate world are stepping up
> to that responsibility to support the schools," he said. "After all, their
> corporations will be some of the major beneficiaries if this initiative
> "Many of us talk about education. It's time for more of us to put our money
> where our mouth is."
> Murdoch's speech was the first such annual academy lecture, which is named
> for him.
My, how selfless of him.
> The academy was opened last year to train school principals. The first class
> of 77 will graduate soon.
> City officials said News Corporation - owner of The Post - has contributed
> $5 million over three years to help fund the academy, which is trying to
> raise $75 million.
$5M over 3 years might as well be NOTHING, btw.
> Murdoch praised the academy, telling educators assembled at the Museum of
> Jewish Heritage, "The work you are doing goes to the very marrow of what
Now, why would they be assembled THERE of all places? Hm....
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