In a speech at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., AFT President Randi Weingarten juxtaposed two approaches for education that would have vastly different consequences for America's students. Either build on the bipartisan consensus of the Every Student Succeeds Act to provide all families with access to great neighborhood public schools, or promote the dangerous, destructive approaches that Donald Trump's education secretary nominee advocates to undermine and privatize public education.
In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten writes about Donald Trump's education policies amd how they would devastate our public education system.
On March 22, 2016, investors and education stakeholders met with Pearson shareholders at the Council of Institutional Investors’ Spring Conference in Washington, D.C. On the agenda was Pearson’s lackluster stock performance, souring public opinion, and the economic imperative for Pearson to reevaluate their approach to the business of education. View the presentations in several languages below.
Pearson’s recent response to our Pearson Shareholders Resolution indicates just how significantly the company fails to grasp the gaping holes in its business strategy that inspired the resolution in the first place. By cherry-picking carefully selected facts and omitting pertinent data, we believe that Pearson fails to give its shareholders a complete and unfettered assessment of what’s gone wrong.
Pearson’s Quest to Cover the Planet in Company-Run Schools (wired.com, April 12, 2016)
Education corporation privatizing schools in developing countries (Radio Labour, April 21, 2016)
The case against Pearson—and its response (Washington Post, April 21, 2016)
London Next in International Campaign to Stop Pearson (Mis)Education (Huffington Post, April 21, 2016)