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A couple of years ago, I did an webinar on innovative library programming to promote summer reading. They claim that a recent audit revealed that the price of one their textbooks, Fundamentals of Investing, rose 140% from 2000 to 2011 (from $108 a copy to $260), yet, due to a range of alleged accounting tricks, their royalties over the same period remained virtually stagnant.” Gitman and Joehnk claim they are owed roughly $470,000 in additional royalties in total, and that their fellow Pearson authors are likely owed millions more.
They are supported by United Opt Out National , a website that organized a campaign and petition drive to boycott Pearson evaluations of students, student teachers, and teachers. The company has reaped the benefits: Half its $8 billion in annual global sales comes from its North American education division.
The latent function of the behavior is the effect or result that …Read More
Today, we’ll go over the left side of the SEM Pyramid of Success, from the correlation to multiple regression to path analysis, up to the brink of SEM. 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.
But the POLITICO review found that public contracts and public subsidies — including at least $98.5 million in tax credits from six states — have flowed to Pearson even when the company can’t show its products and services are producing academic gains.
The state of Virginia recertified Pearson as an approved school turnaround” consultant in 2013 even though the company had, at best, mixed results with that line of work: Just one of the five Virginia schools …Read More