Tuesday, September 16, 2014

McGuinty's New Job

A new train wreck to preside and profit over:

Former Ontario premier Dalton McGuinty is lobbying the government to increase its use of one company's education technology in the province's schools.

McGuinty's seeking "to enhance the presence of Desire2Learn education technology in Ontario's schools, colleges and universities," reads his online registration as a consultant lobbyist.

Desire2Learn Inc. created Brightspace, which it calls "the world’s first truly integrated learning platform," according to its website.

The record shows D2L has received $3,143,666 from government and government agencies in the current fiscal year. This includes $3,000,000 from the Ontario Ministry of Education.

No comments: