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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Jeb Bush, Rupert Murdoch Tell San Francisco How to Educate Children

Posted By on Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 7:30 AM

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Who better to talk education reform in left-leaning San Francisco than a populist right-wing media mogul and the brother of one of the most reviled Republican presidents in American history?

That's right -- News Corporation Chairman Rupert Murdoch and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, brother to former President George W. Bush, will be in San Francisco for the 2011 national summit of Jeb Bush's Foundation for Excellence in Education. Murdoch is on the agenda as the keynote speaker on Friday morning, where he is expected to discuss the use of digital technology in education reform.

A spokesman for Bush's foundation told the Washington Post, "We were motivated to invite Mr. Murdoch after reading his eloquent speech before G8 Summit on leveraging the power of technology to improve education." The summit will take place on Thursday and Friday at the Palace Hotel.

Two subjects in the realm of digital technology and education you can be sure will not come up at this conservative confab: Phone-hacking and The Pet Goat.

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