Pearsonization

Pearson’s insidious plan to profit from poor families in developing countries

By Anna Hogan

Global education business, Pearson, continues to find new ways to make a profit from the education of children

NAPLAN and edu-business: the commercialisation of schooling in Australia

By Anna Hogan

NAPLAN testing is orchestrating a high-stakes environment in Australian schools where schools, teachers, students and even parents feel the pressure to perform and do well. Edu-businesses are capitalising on this high-stakes environment for commercial advantage. Schools and governments now purchase products and services that are explicitly tied to test development and preparation, data analysis and