Education is the single most powerful force for equity and change in our world. It has the potential to deliver the opportunity that improves lives and enables economic mobility. Yet, a never-ending cycle of systemic racism across our society is holding back Black and other ethnically diverse people. Because of that, they don’t have a true shot to reach their dreams and fulfill their personal potential.
It’s time we all join together to change that. Our educational products and services have the power to shape hearts, minds, ambitions, and aspirations for generations to come. As the world’s learning company, we have a special responsibility and a moral imperative to be relentlessly anti-racist in everything we do.
For the past several weeks, a dedicated and diverse group of our employees have rolled up their sleeves to have tough conversations with each other, their colleagues, and our Pearson leadership. Through that process, we’ve learned we must do more, and we must be better. It’s long overdue for our company and our entire industry. So, we are laying out the following commitments to start the change within Pearson and across society more broadly.