We don’t need another example to know what’s up. Cam Newton, NFL star with the Carolina Panthers, had just recently disrespected
Education and testing mammoth Pearson has an established history in botchinghigh-stakes testing. Pearson did it again, in
What do you do with your CEO when your company loses record amounts of money and the value of its stock drops precipitously
But stock analysts and stockholders didn't buy it. Sales had declined 7%. Revenue was down 11%. Operating profit was down
NYCOPTOUT has a series of Myths and Facts about the tests on its web page and instructions for how parents can opt their
She also has a second book, Common Core Dilemma: Who Owns Our Schools?. In January 2016, Pearson announced that it would
Pearson, Ayala, and APEC are pushing what they call a "reverse-engineering" curriculum. Instead of educating high school
People are demanding to be released from the tyranny of the annual BS Test. And somehow, test manufacturers are going to try to look like heroes for offering even larger doses of what test opponents are trying to escape. Instead of of narrow, crappy data once a year, we'll be harvesting crappy data every day.
In April 2015, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) announced that it was canceling its agreement to install Pearson software on the 40,000 Apple iPads it distributed to students at a cost of $768 each. The entire LAUSD project has been a fiasco from the start.
They might not use that word, but when the mum talks of her little girl being able to read the books she was never able to, when the teenager dreams of being the first in her family to go to university, and when the young woman refuses to see a glass ceiling to her career... that is progress.