It is time to call it a big loss for Pearson PLC’s bid to profit big from Common Core in America.
It is time to make the call. Pearson PLC has lost its bid to profit big from Common Core in America. Common Core is an educational program characterized as federalized education with national standards. Companies such as Pearson PLC’s Prentice Hall published biased textbooks under the guise of Common Core that pushed Islam while ignoring other religions.
The infamously liberal Washington Post published an article on September 23, 2015 titled “Common Core: ‘the gift that Pearson counts on to keep giving.’” However, that did not happen thanks to certain organizations and grassroots activists that opposed Common Core.
The Wall Street Journal published an article on November 22, 2016 titled “Pearson’s Bet on Common Core Fails to Pay Off.” The article reported in part: “Big education company miscalculated in its investment in a digital curriculum. Pearson PLC, the world’s largest education company, made a major miscalculation on the Common Core academic standards, expecting a windfall that failed to materialize as it headed into a downward spiral in sales, stock price and staff.”
Florida Family Association watched for more news regarding Pearson PLC’s failure with Common Core.
Fox published an article on May 6, 2017 titled “Pearson Looks to Sell U.S. Assets – WSJ” The article states in part “LONDON – Pearson PLC shares rose more than 10% Friday after the world's largest education company said it may sell its U.S. school courseware publishing business and will cut more jobs. The London-listed provider of textbooks, language courses and other educational products and services has been grappling with falling sales, hurt by declining college enrollment and tough competition in the U.S. Weakness at the K12 courseware business in the U.S. was a major reason for Pearson's 9% revenue fall in 2016 and its profit warning in January that caused the company's share price to fall by about a third.”
Florida Family Association watched carefully for more news regarding Pearson PLC’s failure with Common Core. It is time to call it a big loss for Pearson PLC’s bid to profit big from Common Core in America.
Florida Family Association launched numerous email campaigns in 2014 which ran for many months to oppose Pearson PLC’s publishing of Islamist biased textbooks under the guise of Common Core. Some campaigns targeted company advertising alliances with Pearson PLC. The campaigns that targeted advertising alliances educated Corporate America regarding Pearson PLC’s Islamist bias in commerce and publishing with the goal of eroding business support for Pearson PLC. Other campaigns targeted a school board, state education commission and Pearson PLC.
The following are some of Florida Family Association’s campaigns that opposed Pearson PLC’s Islamist biased textbooks.
• Bank of America stops advertising on Pearson site.
• Sector SPDR ETF stops advertising with Pearson PLC publisher of Islamist biased text books and promoter of Sharia compliant banks.
• Pearson PLC, publisher of biased Islamist World History textbook, heavily promotes “TOP ISLAMIC FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS – Global sharia compliant assets have grown to $1,267 BN”.
• Pearson’s response to concerns regarding Islamist bias in World History textbook is absurd.
• Goldman Sachs is the top advertiser with Pearson PLC, publisher of Islamist biased text books and promoter of Sharia compliant banks.
Several other organizations around the country including local grassroots opposition placed pressure on school boards and state education agencies to drop and/or decline Common Core standards and textbooks. Florida Family Association focused its primary efforts on the market place. Some of Florida Family Association’s campaigns sent out several emails during the first eighteen months.