News Corp`s Murdoch heckled during US speech

Last Updated: Friday, October 14, 2011 - 23:38

San Francisco: Protesters associated with the
Occupy Wall Street movement heckled News Corp CEO Rupert
Murdoch during a speech at an education forum in San
Francisco.

Murdoch was repeatedly interrupted today as he talked at
a downtown hotel about technology`s role in improving the
country`s public education system.

Protesters accused Murdoch of trying to profit from the
public education system. About half a dozen people were
escorted out of the hotel, but they said they were not
arrested.

Murdoch appeared unfazed, telling the crowd that
controversy makes things more interesting.

He was appearing as part of a two-day education forum
sponsored by the Foundation for Excellence in Education, a
group chaired by former Florida Gov Jeb Bush. It champions
school vouchers, charter schools and performance pay for
teachers.

PTI



First Published: Friday, October 14, 2011 - 23:38
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