A new report seems to make the case that Pearson is encouraging the privatization of schooling, reducing the need for trained teachers, and the accumulation of data.
Shane Vander Hart: The Associated Press reports that Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg will team up for an education initiative focused on kids who have trouble learning. What could possibly go wrong?
EdWeek Market Brief reported last week that Pearson was selling off their K-12 curriculum business in the U.S., but plans to keep their assessment business which grew last year.
The Colorado Department of Education will drop PARCC as their statewide assessment but will keep Pearson as the contractor to develop the new assessment.
Dr. David Aderhold wrote an op/ed pointing out some troubling decisions the New Jersey Department of Education and State Board of Education have made.
The EdReports.org gave poor reviews to four out of the first five Common Core math textbooks they reviewed, and they are funded by the Gates Foundation.
Katie Lapham, a 3rd grade ESL teacher, points out that the New York Common Core assessments included confusing questions and passages not at reading level.
The Race to the Top Initiative created an opportunity for President Barack Obama’s administration to wrest control over K-12 testing.
Pearson does not require teaching experience for their scorers for the PARCC assessments. What could possibly go wrong?