Looks like Rupert Murdoch is determined to be coming to a classroom near you, in what is shaping as a new direction for his international media company, backed by all its existing might and including some very conscious political campaigning.

This morning The Australian carries this snippet quoting a speech Murdoch gave in London in which he signals that News Corporation plans to become a leading provider of educational materials within five years, aiming for about 10% of total revenue to come from this source.