Friday, October 06, 2006

Bush Brother Selling the (Holy) COW

From a report in Business Week Online, Neil Bush, the President's brother is marketing a computer program called Curriculum on Wheels or COW to schools. COW is a classroom aid to help students prepare for the tests they must take in the No Child Left Behind program, the cornerstone of the president's education reform.

The programs have been in development for five years with backing from "investors like Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal and onetime junk-bond king Michael R. Milken". Each COW program costs $3800, and Bush expects revenues of $5 million in 2006.

According to Business Week, "a foundation linked to the controversial Reverend Sun Myung Moon has donated $1 million for a COWs research project in Washington (D.C.)-area schools".

There are perplexing links between Reverend Moon and both Bush adminstrations, including current support for the appointment of Moon follower General Ban Ki-moon of Korea to the post of Secretary General of the United Nations.

Holy COW.

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