The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness is a standardized test used in Texas primary and secondary schools to assess students’ attainment of reading, writing, math, science, and social studies skills required under Texas education standards. Parents know that education for their children is the only route out of poverty, and they have often been frustrated with public schools. Pearson also provides Learning Management System (LMS) integration services so you can easily access MyLab Education from Blackboard Learn, Brightspace by D2L, Canvas, or Moodle.
And two public colleges in Texas not only gave Pearson a no-bid contract to build online classes, they agreed to pay the company to support 40,000 enrollments, no matter how many students actually signed up. That certainly could explain some other curious features of Paleolithic culture—and it could mean that a number of paleontologists’ inferences about our genetic and environmental past are, if not wrong, not as well supported as they had thought.
The Pearson Charitable Foundation was closed in November of 2014 for using foundation funds to develop Common Core products. Both the winners (high achievers) and the losers (low achievers) will see the education system as just and fair, since statuses achieved in a situation where all have an equal chance.
Their portfolio includes consumer publishing through Penguin and Dorling Kindersley, business information through the Financial Times and their educational business, Pearson International. A top executive boasted in 2012 that Pearson is the largest custodian of student data anywhere.
Like any global scheme, the fund has a mastermind: Michael Barber, Pearson’s white-haired, indomitable yet excruciatingly polite chief education adviser. The influence and outcomes of virtual schools or cyber charters were examined in a November 2016 Education Week investigation by Ben Herold and Arianna Prothero.