The schools crusade that links Michael Gove to Rupert Murdoch | Politics | The Guardian
On 26 June, Gove was at yet another dinner with Murdoch. He followed it up with the most explicit endorsement to date of News Corp’s education project in an address to the Royal Society entitled Technology in the Classroom. He even held up for praise Klein’s favourite model, the Khan Academy, which was “putting high-quality lessons on the web”.
He said: “We need to change curricula, tests and teaching to keep up with technology … Whitehall must enable these innovations but not seek to micromanage them. The new environment of teaching schools will be a fertile ecosystem for experimenting and spreading successful ideas rapidly through the system.”