Corprate Bias Ratings
Pearson K12 Learning rebranded as Savvas in 2020. Savvas acquired Rubicon in 2022. Pearson's educational resources are banned in multiple states because of the ideological viewpoints espoused within the curriculum. Pearson produces elementary-aged educational content containing lessons on LGBTQ, "Black Lives Matter at School", and intersectionality of identities. The company vets suppliers according to LGBTQ policies and frequently uses its reputation to advocate for ideological causes. For these reasons, Pearson receives a High Risk rating.
Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
In recent years, Pearson has changed its publishing philosophy, leading to an ideological slant in its textbooks. In these texts intended for children, Pearson has published the terms “subconscious bias” and “intersectionality,” presenting the company’s opinions on these complex matters as fact (1). Furthermore, Pearson has included similar ideologies in its math textbooks, including a math problem regarding the “lack of diversity” in the New York Police Department (2). Pearson has also adopted “Gender Equality Guidelines” for its published works (3). Pearson is a member of CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion (4). Pearson also embraces ESG goals and priorities (5).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Pearson has not use corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies (1).
All links were last accessed and all information was updated on:
October 20, 2023
Company reports are intended for educational use only. Full Disclaimer