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“Privatization includes all forms of privately funded public education, including individual and corporate donations, user fees, advertising-for-service, etc. It also refers to the shifting mindset that view education as an individual, private good or responsibility, rather than a social, public one.”

– Erika Shaker, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives  

Pearson’s plans for personalizing through technology

Multi-national corporation, Pearson, has plans to “revolutionize how education is delivered to students around the world.”. Researcher Donald Gutstein has looked at their plans and how they relate to British Columbia. More... PDF format; Acrobat Reader required. 

Background information 


  • Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives publishes research on privatization issues. Use their search feature to find relevant publications.
  • CUPE maintains a comprehensive web page on privatization, including public-private partnerships.
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