Pearson is the biggest excuse for software and education I’ve ever dealt with – I wish they would shrivel up and die. Another mess involves a partnership between Pearson, Apple, and the Los Angeles Unified School District, which in 2013 announced a $1.3 billion project to provide an iPad, loaded with Pearson educational material, to each of the 650,000 students in the district.
The businesses in Pearson’s English division include Wall Street English (center-based learning for consumers); English Language Teaching (institutional English language publications, including brands, such as Longman); Pearson English Business Solutions (online business English learning solutions), and Grupo Multi (the adult English language training company in Brazil).
B. If You reside in Canada or have registered to use a Website provided by a Canada-based Pearson company, this Agreement shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of Ontario and the laws of Canada applicable therein, without giving effect to its conflict of law principles.
The same audit found that Pearson hired 11 staffers from the agency, two of them involved with the contract, shortly after it awarded the contract to the company (the agency waived rules delaying some of the employees from being hired by state vendors).
Pearson VUE also includes Certiport, engaged in IT performance-based exams delivered through a global network of academic test centers, and general educational development (GED) Testing Service, a joint venture with the American Council on Education to deliver a high school equivalency exam.