Designed and developed to provide a student-centred, user-friendly, flexible and engaging set of resources to fully support teachers and students. Pearson is an assistant professor of dendrochronology at the University of Arizona who studies the past lives of trees to better understand the history of civilizations. Thus the education system sifts, sorts and grades individuals in terms of their talents and abilities.
Pearson has already announced that it intends to sell its 47% stake in Penguin Random House, which publishes titles ranging from Fifty Shades of Grey and The Girl on the Train to Nigella Lawson and Jamie Oliver’s recipe books, in a deal that is likely to net the company more than £1.2bn.
If Pearson fails to bring in the promised number of students — and David Daniels, a managing director, acknowledged the targets are often very ambitious” — it rarely gets sanctioned. The last contract was awarded after David M. Steiner, then the state education commissioner, attended a conference in London in June 2010 that was organized by the Council of Chief State School Officers and underwritten by the Pearson Foundation.
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.
Yet in many parts of the world, low-cost private schools are a big step up from existing public schools, where buildings may be falling down, philanthropic grants are used to line local officials’ pockets, and teachers don’t bother to show up. The father of Nobel laureate and youth education advocate Malala Yousafzai himself started a chain of low-cost private schools in Pakistan.