Daily Archives: July 15, 2016
The office of the attorney general, Eric T. Schneiderman, issued subpoenas this week to the foundation and to Pearson Education seeking documents and information related to their activities with state education officials, including at least four education conferences — in London, Helsinki, Singapore and Rio de Janeiro — since 2008, according to people familiar with the investigation. 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.
But several top executives said they always work toward deals that benefit not just the company but its public-sector partners — and above all, the millions of students who use Pearson products daily. Pearson allocated the fund an initial $15 million in 2012 and …Read More