Here is an article claiming Pearson has no affiliation with companies on their NYS ELA tests:
Thanks to BAT & mom Sara Wottawa, we have come to realize Pearson has direct and indirect ties to all companies mention on their NYS ELA test.
Pearson’s connection to Barbie is simple- Barbie’s pricier cousin, American Girl Doll, comes with a Pearson textbook:
And furthermore, the head of the Mattel Board sold his former company to Pearson: http://investor.shareholder.com/mattel/secfiling.cfm?filingID=1193125-13-126344&CIK=63276
Pearson makes the exams for all Apple employees:
Pepsico’s (Mug Root Beer) Board of Director Pearson’s CFO for 12 years:
And Lego wants ELA scores to rise and uses Pearson to peddle their nonsense
Nike has ties to Microsoft and Bill Gates:
Nike has also been used in other Pearson materials:
I’m sorry NYSED, what were you saying about product placement?