Remember Guilford County Schools won a $30 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to purchase tablets for middle school students.

So will News Corp.’s educational division get the biz?

The educational division of the media conglomerate News Corp, called Amplify, unveiled a new digital tablet this week at the SXSW tech conference in Austin, Texas, intended to serve millions of schoolchildren and their teachers across the country.

Amplify promises the tablet will simplify administrative chores for teachers, enable shy children to participate more readily in discussions, and allow students to complete coursework at their own pace while drawing upon carefully selected online research resources.

But –as you can probably imagine —-some believe Murdoch has an evil alternate agenda, among them —-gasp —-turning a profit.