Credits: Steve Rhodes
Credits: Steve Rhodes

Pearson and the Neo-Liberal Global Assault on Public Education

published 26 June 2017 updated 26 June 2017

By Alan Singer and Eustace Thompson, Hofstra University (2017).

Pearson, the British-based mega-publisher, testing company, and Third World edu-entrepreneur, has inordinate influence over education policy around the world, yet it also has serious vulnerabilities. Corporate over-reach generates inefficacies that alienate its customer base and contributed to “blowback” campaigns against the company. This essay explores the Pearson and neo-liberal threats to education as well as threats to Pearson itself.

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