Pearson, the largest education company in the world, announced today that it’s considering selling off its U.S. K-12 digital and print curriculum business, citing the slow pace of digital adoption” in schools. The latent function of the behavior is the effect or result that is not apparent to the members of the society who engage in it. So a latent function of education is the Hidden Curriculum. Pearson works with for-profit career colleges, too: Its marketing materials boast that its consultants can help them stay one step ahead” of federal regulations.
A quarter of Total Annual Pay, including equity and annual bonus for Pearson Education are less than $101K. The company made more than £350m in cost savings last year, cutting 4,000 jobs , 10% of its global workforce. The data system was such a disaster, the department had to pay Pearson millions extra to fix it.
Investment firm GSV Advisors recently estimated the annual global outlay on education at $5.5 trillion and growing rapidly. Click here to find supplements to go with our Pearson Higher Education International Editions. Then, every three months, learners take the Pearson Proficiency Assessment (PPA) to measure how much they have improved.
Their track record includes providing education and assessment services in more than 60 countries. I can use multiple strategies and math models to divide with a two-digit divisor. Inserting itself into the provision of a basic human service, Pearson is subject to neither open democratic decisionmaking nor open-market competition.
Pearson’s drivers license will be suspended for six months and returned only if he completes an alcohol education course, according to court documents. And in the higher ed realm, the contracts give Pearson extensive access to personal student data, with few constraints on how it is used.