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'International protest and actions planned at Pearson annual shareholders meeting May 4. Teachers from across the globe education unions & members of parliament from Kenya will be protesting at the  Pearson Annual General Meeting  to tell Pearson investors: Stop the exploitation of vulnerable kids! Pearson is a huge edu-business which invests in the US owned  for-profit corporation called Bridge International Academies. This is making money off the education dreams and aspirations of poor families in Africa and Asia.  Pearson goes to great lengths to talk about how central teachers are to the achievement of quality education, yet, it supports these for-profit chains who use unqualified staff delivering scripted lessons in a robotic structure where poor families  pay ever increasing fees to sustain a business that shortchanges their education dreams.'

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