Bob Braun posted this note on his Facebook page: TO MY BLOG AND FACEBOOK FRIENDS: My site has been attacked and has been shut down to stop the attack. You might want to contact Pearson and let them know you don’t appreciate suppression of legitimate news.
After Bob Braun published a post breaking the news that Pearson was spying on students’ social media during PARCC testing, his blog was shut down. If you read his note below, it will not be clear to you, as it is not clear to me, whether his site was shut down by the attack or by him, “to stop the attack.” Frankly, I would have no idea how to shut down my site. If you clicked on the link, you got a screen that says, “This Account Has Been Suspended.”
Bob Braun posted this note on his Facebook page:
TO MY BLOG AND FACEBOOK FRIENDS: My site has been attacked and has been shut down to stop the attack. You might want to contact Pearson and let them know you don’t appreciate suppression of legitimate news.
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March 14, 2015 at 14:31
Thanks, Lloyd, for expanding coverage.
The Traxc firm in NYC (whose Case Study Publishing listed Pearson as client for “social listening and analytics platform”–removed from their site) said on their blog that Edison Partners invested $18 million Series C funding. Timing coincides w. national rollout P tests. Did a quick search but didn’t see connection to Edison Learning/Edison Schools/Chris Whittle. Interesting they both chose Edison for company name.
March 14, 2015 at 15:26
The reformers are very clever at picking names to represent their organizations—but names that they do not live up to at all. But Lincoln knew what he was talking about when he said, you can’t fool most of the people all of the time, and I think the people are waking up to the con job that was pulled on this country to take over the public schools and profit off of our children.
March 17, 2015 at 21:15
NJ Assembly Educ Committee invited Pearson and DoE to send representatives to discuss “monitoring” at March 19 committee session.
March 18, 2015 at 08:07
Will this be a closed door meeting so no one knows what’s being discussed and will they discuss how to monitor without being caught or that Pearson should stop monitoring because it is wrong and would lead to a disaster for the opaque, for-profit (no matter how you disguise it with lying words) corporate, education reform movement that has nothing to do with improving the education of children?