I'm learning ruby (on rails) and I put together this simple controller & view, which I can't figure out why is not working:

Code:
class NewsController < ApplicationController
  def index
    @currentTime = Time.now
  end
end
*Note: if I change @currentTime to Time.now the current time is displayed.
Code:
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<title>News</title>
</head>

<body>
<h1>News</h1>
<p>The current time is:<%= @currentTime %></p>
</body>
</html>
Help is appreciated.