This article begins with an edited copy of an article I read in the Herald-Sun newspaper, December 29, 2007, Melbourne, Australia by journalists KATE UEBERGANG and MEGAN MCNAUGHT. On Friday, the State Board of Education will vote on seeking other options to the GED, or General Education Development, exam, which is administered by Pearson. There are critical thinking questions, writing assignments, and a variety of worksheets to go along with each lesson that teach children to think deeper about the selections they have read.
We feel it on a daily basis when we are told that ‘Your call is important to us’ while hanging on to speak to a person after navigating through ‘press 1 for this and 2 for that’ until we find a real human being – who answers the phone totally oblivious to the telephonic journey we’ve been on.
We believe that greater diversity and access to education improves learning outcomes for all students. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Penguin Readers, Level 3), by Mark Twain Pearson Education DOC. Pearson will continue to have a presence in Texas and will remain home to much of the company’s research and development operations, and employees who include education researchers, scientists and former teachers.
We personalize learning to make science, technology, engineering & math come alive. And universities continue to hire Pearson to manage online programs even though the company has routinely failed to hit its contractual targets for student enrollment. By contract, Pearson is bound to provide 120-150 nationally …