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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