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Pearson, AIR, Common Core and Opt-Out Collide in New Mexico

After hundreds of New Mexico high school kids walked out of common core inspired, state-mandated tests last week in protest, a perfect storm of education policy manifested in a state district courtroom. Scathing Purple Musings referred to this same Associated … Continue reading

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Will Florida Become a Battleground For Pearson and AIR?

  Former Florida education commissioner Tony Bennett arrived with some carry-on baggage. While serving as Indiana’s top education boss, he served as the fiscal agent for the  multi-state consortia which would administer PARCC exams to several state’s students. When Bennett was … Continue reading

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Amid Scandal, Pearson Closes Controversial Charitable Foundation Which Helped Fuel Jeb Bush’s Empire Closes

Described by conservative Brietbart News as the “King of Common Core,” Pearson announced it was closing its charitable foundation amid irregularities in relationships it developed with state education executives. Writes Dr. Susan Berry: Publishing giant Pearson Inc. is set to … Continue reading

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Epic Pearson Failure in Florida During State-Wide Testing, Blames Someone Else

From the Associated Press: TALLAHASSEE, Florida — Testing was suspended Tuesday in several districts across Florida after students were unable to take the state’s standardized assessment because of a computer glitch. In a letter to the testing contractor, Education Commissioner … Continue reading

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Common Core Test Support is “Jargon-Ridden Demagoguery” From “Testing Hacks and Their Rich Supporters”

So says history professor Terrance Moore in a two-part piece on Common Core tests that appeared in influential conservative website Townhall.com. Here’s the whole paragraph which Moore wrote after unraveling a few Common Core test close-read text questions: So what … Continue reading

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Michelle Malkin Rips the Common Core – Chamber of Commerce – Pearson Triumvirate of “Venture Socialism”

Columnist Michelle Malkin was one of the first conservative voices to raise the alarm on Common Core. Now she’s In yesterday’s blistering take down  of the US Chamber of Commerce,  she referred to them  as “a politically entrenched synod of … Continue reading

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Does Pearson’s NY Common Core $7.7 Million Settlement Implicate Jeb Bush’s Foundation?

From Washington Post reporter Lyndsey Layton: Pearson Charitable Foundation, the nonprofit arm of educational publishing giant Pearson Inc., has agreed to pay a $7.7 million settlement to New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman after he determined that  the foundation … Continue reading

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The Latest Pearson Foul Up: 4000 VA Students Get Wrong Testing Results

From Washington Post reporter Michael Alison Chandler: Pearson, the world’s largest education and testing company, provided incorrect scorecards for more than 4,000 students in Virginia who took an alternative assessment last school year. That mistake led to many parents receiving … Continue reading

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PARCC’s Convenient Release of Cost Analysis

Pearson pushed back this week. Reeling from the news that Florida’s top two legislative leaders wanted out of the PARCC testing consortium that are part of Common Core Standards, Pearson, who was awarded the contract for PARCC, released a cost … Continue reading

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To Attract Investors, Pearson Boasts of Success in Acquiring State, PARCC and RTTT Contracts

Education giant, Pearson is bragging to potential investors about how well they did last year, and how well they expect to do next year. While admitting that  “state funding pressures and the transition to Common Core assessments continued to make market conditions tough … Continue reading

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