To: Eric Holder, Attorney General of the United States and Pearson North America

Department of Justice: Investigate Pearson NOW!

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Pearson, the multinational conglomerate that has a stranglehold on the testing industry, has been monitoring the social media sites looking for teens who post or tweet anything critical of these invalid tests. This is a gross breach of privacy, and if corporations are truly "people" then the Department of Justice must be an advocate for our children and investigate, prosecute, and ultimately convict, this greedy corporation to the full extent of the law.

Why is this important?

We are petitioning the United States Department of Justice to investigate allegations that Pearson has been monitoring social media sites looking for teenagers posting critical remarks of Pearson's invalid standardized testing. In one case in a New Jersey high school, they demanded that a student be punished for a tweet, which was deleted. Not only is this action by Pearson unethical, it is likely criminal as well as no company, no matter how powerful, should be spying on Americans, especially our children. Neither should Pearson, along with the blessings of the New Jersey Department of Education, subject our children to possible violations of free speech. We ask the Department of Justice to advocate for our nation's youth by investigating, indicting, and ultimately convicting Pearson for these egregious breaches of privacy and likely violation of our First Amendment rights.

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Reasons for signing

  • This is disgusting
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  • Not only are they making an insane amount of money but they also sell the resources for their tests, which are also paid for with school funds...therefore, double dipping right in front of us.