Credits: Steve Rhodes
Credits: Steve Rhodes

Pearson and the neo-liberal global assault on public education

Alan Singer and Eustace Thompson

published 26 June 2017 updated 30 August 2022

Pearson, the British-based mega-publisher, testing company, and Third World edu-entrepreneur, has inordinate influence over education policy around the world, yet it also has serious vulnerabilities. Corporate over-reach generates inefficacies that alienate its customer base and contributed to “blowback” campaigns against the company. This essay explores the Pearson and neo-liberal threats to education as well as threats to Pearson itself.