Writer Beware has learned that Pearson Education , a significant education companies company (and the father or mother company of commerce writer Penguin), is at present requesting vastly extended licenses for copyrighted textual content and images that it has obtained permission from rightsholders to include in its print textbooks and other publications. Their resistance to the privatization of public training and their demand to reclaim the classroom from hedge fund managers, real estate tycoons, enterprise philanthropists and their political stooges, is shifting the narrative from one in all blaming lecturers, students, mother and father and unions to naming the lies behind company ‘reform’ efforts.
This week on Education Radio we speak with Education Radio producer Barbara Madeloni and two college students from the teacher schooling program on the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the place she is on the faculty, Amy Lanham and Rachel Hoogstraten, about their experiences coming to know and resist the incursion of privatizing forces on trainer training.
Author and well-recognized cartoonist Scott Adams offers his liberal opinions on increased education in his article: How to Get a Real Education at College.” According to Adams, school is what you make of it. He believes he attained more priceless abilities whereas helping to run an on-campus espresso shop, than he did via nearly all of courses he took.
Ultimately in public training,” he says, when you have one thing as important as the training of the kid or of a generation of kids, you want to ensure that, to the greatest extent attainable, decisions are being made based mostly on reliable and legitimate info, and selections are being made for the right causes.” He says students and parents must now cope with a business-schooling complex through which industries perpetuate ideologies, and ideologies maintain industries afloat.
In September 2014 , Annie Gilbertson, education reporter for 88.3 KPCC, Southern California Public Radio, uncovered emails that appear to point out complicity between officers in LAUSD, Pearson, the Pearson Foundation, representatives of Apple, and America Choice, a Pearson affiliate, to influence a LAUSD contract determination and circumvent the bidding process.