Their business model is predatory. Student cannot opt out of buying their product without dropping a class or having their hurt.
An economy where someone must buy a product or face an organized disincentive is a command economy. Command economies are the most prominent features of a communist nation. I bought their product because I was forced to. There are many questions in their my math lab program that are blatantly incorrect (verified by multiple reliable sources, i’m not just bad at math) or are not explained well enough for someone to actually get the answer they want.
To state it another way, they do not give you some of the information you need to solve a question because the wording of their questions isn’t specific. They are holding a student’s academic success hostage and making them figure out the answer to a question that they aren’t asking. Forcing someone to buy a product should not be legal. Forcing someone to answer questions that themselves aren’t correctly stated and penalizing them for the fact they can’t read their mind to do so is inherently unethical.
Forcing students to solve problems that aren’t pertinent to the subject material is a waste of college students’ time, and college students don’t have much time. Their system has also conviently “lost” many of my complaints about their content errors, further wasting my time.
Pearson doesn’t deserve the ability to determine student’s success and I ask every professor to stop using them. Also don’t replace them with mcgraw hill who is somehow worse in all of these regards.
Product or Service Mentioned: Pearson Education Mymathlab Program.
Reason of review: Bad quality.