Welcome back to Pearson Is Everywhere!
Last time we looked at how Pearson has gotten fat in the State of North Carolina.
Today, we see how excited Pearson is about President Obama’s “free community college proposal.
Nothing is “free”. Citizens pay for it in one way or another.
Xconomy.com headline: Edtech Companies Weigh In On Obama’s Free Community College Plan
Pearson Education, the huge global textbook publisher with an expanding digital learning business and thousands of online courses, already has many partnerships among the nation’s public two-year colleges, says the company’s Jonell Sanchez, vice president of global employability and career success. Sanchez welcomed Obama’s initiative, which was inspired by new tuition-free community college programs in Tennessee and Chicago.
“It aligns very much with where we have been,” Sanchez says. “Pearson works with most of the community colleges in the country.”
Pearson’s partners include Indiana’s multi-campus Ivy Tech Community College, which was cast into the spotlight by the president’s public campaign for his free tuition proposal. Obama chose Ivy Tech’s Indianapolis campus as the site for a Feb. 6 forum where he touted the plan.
Hey — Did you hear a sound while reading the excerpt?