Rupert Murdoch told the crowd at the e-G8 forum in Paris today that he wants U.S. schools to invest more in technologies, explaining that our educational system is seriously lacking high tech products. The Wall Street Journal reports Murdoch said that in order to bring U.S. students up to par with other countries, our schools need improved software:
He said the key is ‘not a computer or tablet or some other device,’ but rather the ‘software that will engage students and help teach them concepts and learn to think for themselves.’
It’s a noble idea. There’s no denying the fact that kids could use more state-of-the-art technologies in the classroom.
And guess what? Now this is just pure coincidence, FishbowlNY is sure of it, but News Corporation just happened to invest in an educational software company recently! Isn’t it funny how Murdoch is telling people how much we need to improve educational technologies when his company has a stake in that exact same market? The world is a hilarious place.
In all seriousness, Murdoch’s heart is surely in the right place; he might as well make some money, too.