8 Things You Should Know About Corporations Like Pearson that Make Huge Profits from Standardized Tests

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Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com/Eric Von Seggern [This is an article from 2013, but still timely.-RS] By Alyssa Figueroa /  AlterNet August 6, 2013 Bush’s No Child Left Behind Act and Obama’s Race to the Top grant program means testing giants are raking in the dough. A few months ago, fourth-grader Joey Furlong was lying in a hospital bed, undergoing a pre-brain surgery screening, when a teacher walked in the room with a standardized test. Shocked, Joey’s father, who was in the room, told the teacher to leave. Joey’s mother, Tami Furlong, later said, “I would like to…read more