At Pearson Workforce Education, our goal is to help job-seekers improve their skill- sets and training credentials with instructor led or self-paced, online courses so that they may enter, re-enter, or advance in the workforce as qualified employees. 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.
Recognizing that government funding of public education is finite, the Foundation supports students and furthers this goal by supplying seed money to a broad array of projects generated by the teachers and administrators of the LBP community. To this end, the company is testing academic, financial, and technological models for fully privatized education on the world’s poor. In the 1920s, Pearson diversified, buying the Lazard investment bank as well as the Château Latour winery and the Madame Tussaud wax museum.
The Company provides English language schools in China and Brazil; partner schools in Brazil and India; vocational and higher education institutions from Saudi Arabia to South Africa, as well as textbooks and educational software. Most important, all instruction is in English; that’s the number one academic priority the parents I talk to mention.
Fallon has restructured Pearson, cutting $215 million in costs and 4,000 jobs and acquiring digital and other education businesses overseas, most recently Brazil’s Grupo Multi chain of English-language school centers for $721 million. Pearson settled the case in 2013 without admitting wrongdoing, paying a $7.7 million fine and agreeing to separate its foundation’s efforts from those of the company. Parents know that education for their children is the only route out of poverty, and they have often been frustrated with public schools. Click here to find supplements to go with our Pearson Higher Education Global Editions. Pearson has official logos that you can use to show your participation in our user group programs.
This has helped establish Pearson at the forefront of educational learning in the printed and digital sectors. Barber was a key architect of England’s educational reform under then-Prime Minister Tony Blair, which involved closing underperforming schools and toughening national standards. Its North America Higher Education business offers learning services for students, colleges and universities in the United States. The execs had the on-the-ground knowledge and connections; Pearson brought the educational expertise and a $3 million investment.