In August, we promised that all our products and services- from courseware and assessments to virtual schools and professional certifications - incorporate anti-racist principles.
As a first step, we recently hired an equity advisor for our global assessment business to ensure that all students and professional test takers benefit from fair and bias-free assessments.
In our courseware business, we are on track to complete our active review of biased content in our top US and UK titles this year. We have begun to take corrective action already and will move forward aggressively on changes in the first half of 2021 and going forward. In addition, we will soon add features to our website that give students and educators an easier way to contact us with concerns or information about potential bias in our content. We are also beginning the work to build a more diverse pipeline of authors and content contributors.
While we work to strengthen our broader editorial guidelines, we recently released a set of guidelines specifically addressing race and ethnicity in our content. This is one step towards?ensuring?what we produce is anti-racist, accurate and authentic in representing the?many?diverse groups?around the world that are our?learners.
In August, we also committed to making anti-racist educational resources and research publicly available to our 100 million customers and that work is in progress.