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The world is full of Treehorns….little kids whom adults ignore. Things are hurried today, because the article below is a Stop Press kind of article.


This appeared in the NY Times on Saturday. It is sent just to keep us up to the mark with news about the founder of our hard-data system, introduced into Australia after Ms.Gillard conversed with the redoubtable Joel Klein, whose system of schooling Australia copied.

Those who support Naplan can share their friend’s dilemma.

Thanks to Brian Gesling for forwarding it.  Although it is a lengthy article about our patron saint, it is worth reading. Click below.



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The New York Times

Saturday, July 23, 2011 — 5:24 PM EDT


Joel I. Klein, Former N.Y. Schools Chief, Emerges as Murdoch’s Unlikely Ally

Joel I. Klein, the former New York City schools chancellor, was in a tricky position. Three weeks ago, Rupert Murdoch asked Mr. Klein, now his trusted deputy, to oversee an investigation into the phone hacking scandal that has deeply wounded News Corporation and its chairman, something Mr. Klein was eager to avoid.

“I am trying to get as far away from this as I can,” he lamented to a friend.

He has not succeeded. Mr. Klein, who joined News Corporation as a senior vice president in January, is not only responsible for the investigation that could uncover what company managers knew about the hacking, but he has become one of Mr. Murdoch’s closest and most visible advisers throughout the crisis.

His seemingly contradictory roles — de facto chief of internal affairs officer and ascendant executive with Mr. Murdoch’s ear — are raising questions about how robust and objective the internal inquiry can be.

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