Did you know that it can take up to three years to develop a standardized test? Pearson provides a range of education products and services to institutions, governments and direct to individual learners that help people everywhere aim higher and fulfil their true potential. At Pearson Education quality and excellence converge in a $4 Billion publishing powerhouse.
Over the decades, Pearson PLC — now based in London — bought stakes in all manner of industries, including newspapers, amusement parks and even the Madame Tussauds wax museum. Conspiracy theorists sometimes suggest that Pearson has a sinister hold on federal and state education policy.
The universities retain authority over academics, but Pearson will design entire courses, complete with lecture PowerPoints, discussion questions, exams and grading rubrics. Advocates of whole-word instruction believe that being able to recognize a large number of sight words gives students a head start to literacy.
I regret my actions and look forward to redemption and making amends for this and assure all that this will never — ever — happen again,” Pearson said in a statement released Monday. The Privatization in Education Research Initiative reports that when schools aren’t free, poor students must work one day and go to school the next, and boys are educated in favor of girls.
Pearson declined to answer specific questions about many of its contracts and business practices. The census gathers statistics on the population such as the number of children per household. Pearson is the world’s leading learning company, with 40,000 employees in more than 70 countries working to help people of all ages to make measurable progress in their lives through learning.