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NPR: Joel Klein's New Education Venture Sparks Suspicion

Friday, March 08, 2013 - 03:04 PM

Former Schools Chancellor Joel Klein and his new education venture called Amplify were featured in aNPR report on Friday.

Amplify, the educational division of the media conglomerate News Corp., unveiled a new digital tablet this week intended to serve millions of students and teachers across the country.

As National Public Radio's David Folkenflik reports, New Corp's Rupert Murdoch sees the digital tablet as part of a push to modernize the educational system, but also to make substantial profits for his company.

As a result, the initiative is stirring both interest and controversy. Listen to the story above. You'll hear opinions from some of New York city's education policy regulars, including Leonie Haimson and Diane Ravitch.

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