December 15th, 2011

Silence of the Pink ‘Un II

There are 22 articles currently listed on Google News regarding this morning’s Education Select Committee. They all mention the appearance of Rod Bristow, president of Pearson UK. The publishers own the exam board Edexcel, as well as the Financial Times.

While the Telegraph, Times, Guardian, BBC and PA are running with the grilling that Bristow got, there is absolute silence, once again, from the FT’s Education Correspondent Christopher Cook.  It’s not as if he hasn’t been filing copy, a piece by him about other matters went on the website at 3:51 pm. Plenty of time until deadline though…


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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Just like BBC not looking at Mirror and guardian re hacking.

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      Cell time says:

      ‘Brazil’?

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      One of the many reasons I am no longer in the UK. Nor EU. Unless I want to be.

      Notice that the USDoJ notice to Tallbloke says, “I request …” Nothing like starting off on a weak wicket.

      Likely to be a copyrights and IP protection matter. Meanwhile terrorists get away with murder (literally) without apparent interference.

      There are other severe weaknesses in the police approach but I shall not publicise them.

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    GBN says:

    And the Guardian on tax evasion…

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Neo Give us a wave, Neo Neo give us a wave :-)

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    MrAngry61 says:

    It’s not as if the FT is averse from publicising its links to Pearson when the news isn’t bad.

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    annette curton says:

    I did an ECDL microsoft software application computing course at night school overseen by Edexel some years ago, despite the fact that all the modules were completed and verified in house it took them 18 months to send me my qualification (I kid you not).

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    Ballymoney Boy says:

    Would this be the same Financial Times that has been fondly supportive of the EU project?

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    I'll Be Back says:

    Fans of 80s action cinema rejoice. Every big action star (who are all Republicans as well funnily enough) are together in one film.

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  9. 14
    I don't need no doctor says:

    After all it’s not as though we are brothers or anything. Stabber Miliband walked into that one.

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    pale, stale and male says:

    Long live City AM. FT you, and your Euro-loving, limousine liberal brand of hog wash are toast

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    Edmund Dantes says:

    I vaguely know Rod and he’s the best of a totally incompetent bunch – no wonder Pearson sent him. They should have pushed that muppet John Fallon under the bus. Rod actually is clever and has integrity. He’s the only one.

    When the hell is this country going to wake up that Pearson’s agenda is to privatise education and make “always learning” solutions that a six-year-old could better construct. Seriously, the accuracy checking and proofreading in their texts is appalling.

    The UK education lot are a corrupt, mendacious and incompetent lot. The dirty secret is that PEARSON IS RUN FROM THE USA. The goal is to Americanise the educational systems of the world by providing tools and ensuring lock-in. Kind of like an even shittier Microsoft of ten years ago.

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