According to Market Watch
For some reason, the Washington Post Co. still considers itself to be in the media business. It shouldn't. In the middle of a punishing recession, education revenue at the Post Co. grew 13%, producing $649 million in the second quarter, the company said Friday. Driven by the Post's Kaplan education division, it reported a profit in the second quarter, earning $12 million, or $1.30 per share. Revenue rose to $1.1 billion, up 2%. Investors like what they're seeing. Shares jumped almost 8% Friday.You don't suppose that has any influence on WaPo editorial decisions around testing issues, do you?
Gates/Viacom tell students, "get out of Northeast Philly"
Gates in partnership with media giant Viacom, is paying millions to put subliminal messages into youth oriented television productions. No lie.
The Gates messaging experiment begins on September 12, when BET, a division of Viacom, premieres, as part of the network's ongoing education initiative and Viacom's new Get Schooled platform -- an award-winning documentary called PRESSURE COOKER.
At a school where more than 40 percent of students don't even make it to their senior year, Ms. Stephenson's class stands in stark contrast, with 11 members of last year's class earning more than $750,000 in scholarships. She offers the kids her version of the American Dream: You choose a realistic goal. You work hard. You work the system. You get out of Northeast Philly.