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Pearson Education in West Union, Illinois - PARCC Test Bullying

1.0
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This test is riddled with problems, but your greedy agenda doesn't care as long as the cash keeps flowing. I am a mother of a HS Junior that was bullied (unsuccessfully) into taking your test. She was told she wouldn't graduate if she didn't take the test. She was informed that she would be punished to the fullest extent they were allowed because of her "insubordination". I've done my research, and I'm tired of the run around and the nonsense that seems to be all that's coming our way. You permit monitoring of our childrens' social media in order to keep them quiet, and that's wrong in every sense of the word. You've awakened a monster in our families. We are going to stand up and fight this.
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#612564 Review #612564 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Bad quality
Preferred solution
The PARCC test scrapped or completely reworked.
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  • Parcc Test

Pearson Education in Canal Winchester, Ohio - PARCC testing and spying

My children were allowed to take the first round of PARCC testing only to save ourselves from being indirectly punished by our district and in some fashion which I'm sure to come by Pearson if they have their way. PLEASE NOTE: My children did discuss the CCRAP testing with me. I'm their parent and am bound to protect them in every way possible. Did they provide specific test questions? No. They did however discuss with me the number of typographical errors, inconsistencies in how questions were written, the unclear directions, and more important how developmentally inappropriate the level of questions were to their grade level. To be clear, my children both test far above average on the national level and attend a A+ rated district; therefore, it isn't a case of their not being educated to the proper level. My complaint is that these tests seem to be the beginning of a larger issue which is Pearson monopolizing our future. The fate of our students are being determined and defined by a UK based company. Our data including that of our children is being shared with contractors who are paid to specifically track down people that may have violated Pearson's rules of disclosure. My children aren't of the legal age in which they can enter a non-disclosure agreement and I can promise you that I received no such agreement. My complaint is Pearson a foreign owned company is being allowed to monopolize something that I and every other citizen of the US is guaranteed - the right to a free education. Pearson is aiming to eliminate public schooling and 'reform' the dumb Americans to private for profit schools. Enough profit. Go back over the pond and leave the future of our children to us. Develop your own country. Over test and under-educate your children.
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#612549 Review #612549 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Bad quality

Pearson Education in Levittown, New York - You are a horrible company that is stealing our kids education away from them

GO AWAY AND Stop stealing our public education from our children....I don't know how you sleep at night. You are not even an American Company. You also invade our children's privacy and Data points that will effect their futures. Your company is doing nothing good for our children and their futures. Again I will never have anything nice to say about your company. I will never buy a product that is sold by your company and I will be a fierce fighter until you stop making and selling this *** you put out....You are stealing from out kids and it needs to stop
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#612526 Review #612526 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
you are stealing our kids public education from them

Study Materials Review

1.0
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Awful books, developmentally inappropriate materials, HORRIBLE "customer service", spying on kids Twitter feeds after school hours... The more I experience and see, the more I wonder how this company is allowed to continue to monopolize our children's education!
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#612514 Review #612514 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Bad quality

Classification Test Review

Your spying on children, your classified test, your error ridden books, you collecting data for profit is disgusting ! I hope your company goes bankrupt!
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#612495 Review #612495 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Poor customer service

Pearson Education - Review in Education category from West Farmington, Ohio

I have opted my grandson who is in 4th grade out of your testing. You will not getting his info. Your test are ruining our school. The teacher can't teach anymore because all they do is practice for these worthless tests. The teachers can do there own tests and find out where his learning needs help or not. You know nothing about teaching. You set in your beautiful office and think up *** things to test kids with. You are taking learning out of our schools and making all our kids hate school so much they all want to quit. Go away and find something else to do with your time. Leave our kids alone!!!!
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#612443 Review #612443 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Problem with delivery
I took the elementary multi-subject cst exam in early October. When I realized that I wouldn't receive my test score until early 2015, I was a little concerned, but thought the score would be released sometime in January. In early March, "early 2015" wasn't so early...
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#612405 Review #612405 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Not as described/ advertised

Pearson Education in Colorado Springs, Colorado - Product inappropriate

1.0
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Tests do not seem to be developmentally appropriate for grade-level of students. The questions are one to two years above the grade level of children taking the test. If a huge portion of students fail the tests, Pearson can then offer remedial assistance that can be bought by the school districts. What a brilliant way to make even more money. Sounds like a conflict of interest to me. Do not like the secrecy surrounding said tests--parents and teachers cannot see students' tests. Too much invasion of privacy--data collection of children, monitoring social media, etc. It's all very disconcerting and extremely inappropriate. Seems like Pearson has the corner on the market of curriculum, assessment, and remedial materials--quite the profit-driven, corporate machine, over-taking our country's schools. NOT in favor of the Pearson monster at all.
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#612391 Review #612391 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Cons
  • Quality of assessments
Reason of review
Damaged or defective

Pearson Education - Ruining our Education

Get out of our schools....you are running the education of our children and also using them to as pawns to make yourself a boat load of money. Take your textbooks and PARCC testing and be gone. Objective facts, such as names, dates and events are not taught in American history, but political bias and opinion. You are teaching religion with omissions and errors and poisoning our student minds, especially those in the younger grades. You don't teach of the miracle of the founding of this country, that it was created of the people, by the people and for the people. Your version of history looks nothing like anything I ever learned.
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#612385 Review #612385 is a subjective opinion of poster.

Pearson Education in Calabasas, California - Pearson products are worthless to the consumers who are forced to use them.

1.0
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Pearson's products are low quality from their tests to Powerschool. The consumer who uses their products are not the people who buy the products, so there is no check and balance on the quality of what you get for your money. The products are so bad that the company has to rely on government mandates to sell them rather than selling of their own accord. The public "thinks" the teachers who use so many of these products choose them, but they don't. The tests are low quality, that only give the most vague picture of student growth and are not given back in any time frame in which an educator can use them. Powerschool is a clunky program that barely keeps up with the Java updates (and sometimes doesn't) that support it. I know high school students who could write better code. It is nothing but an online calculator. Educators are forced to use them because their districts or ISDs contract with them without much if any review of the product before purchase. Their online textbooks are more expensive over time than their paper textbooks. Pearson is a cash cow that does not have to consider what the market will bear because even though their users hate all their products they are forced to use them. Not impressed, not one single bit.
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#612378 Review #612378 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Cons
  • Price
Reason of review
Bad quality
Loss
$10000
Preferred solution
Pearson competes for its product sale with individual schools and teachers, rather than third parties.