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PRO ISRAEL WATCHDOG LEADER: “PEARSON PUBLISHING IS A SERIAL ANTI-SEMITIC OFFENDER”
Latest Exposure Of Publishing Giant Causes Media Backlash
(New York) –October 26, 2017 – Pearson Publishing, with a reported share in excess of $8.2 billion in global revenues and control of more than 60% of US textbook sales in their march to recast global education is once again in hot water for a recurring theme: anti-Semitism.
As reported in today’s feature by Deborah Danan on Breitbart.com Pearson’s instructional book on nursing, Nursing: A Concept-Based Approach to Learning, is under fire for a section that notes “Jews believe that pain must be shared and validated by others.”
Laurie Cardoza-Moore, founder and President of Proclaiming Justice to the Nations, an organization that forges Christian-Jewish alliances against anti-Semitism, is no stranger to the David and Goliath battle with Pearson. She today slammed the nursing textbook comment in the Breitbart feature as, “just another in a long line of anti-Semitic content published by Pearson.”
“This is outrageously racist and just another example of the anti-Semitic views and content produced by the authors and editors at Pearson. They are serial offenders,” she noted.
In 2012, Cardoza-Moore’s organization, PJTN, exposed another anti-Semitic scenario in Pearson’s textbook, Human Geography, distributed nationally to schools including those in Williamson Country, Tennessee where PJTN is based. Noted Cardoza-Moore: “The book legitimized Palestinians blowing themselves up in a Jerusalem restaurant because they were waging war against Israeli government policies and army actions. This is what children across the nation were being taught. We went into immediate action against Pearson.”
PJTN’s campaign against Pearson went national attracting media coverage that forced the publishing giant to apologize with the promise that the offending materials would be removed from all future print and online versions. “After follow-up scrutiny, we found that the quotes were not removed but simply moved elsewhere in the textbook. With another media assault, we managed to get the anti-Semitic quote removed completely,” noted Cardoza-Moore.
Interviewed by Breitbart on Pearson’s latest offense, she was not surprised. “It’s time for school districts, colleges, universities and nursing schools across the US to remove all Pearson published products. Their textbooks have proven to be historically altered and inaccurate, culturally biased, and not reflective of American values. This is only the latest example of an attempt by Pearson to fuel anti-Semitism through their textbooks and curriculum. We will continue with every effort to expose them,” Cardoza-Moore concluded.
Resource PJTN online: www.pjtn.org