FW: Pearson Demo May 14at Hoboken Ferry: Corrected flyer attached
From: Stan Karp [mailto:SKarp@...]
Sent: Friday, May 03, 2013 12:23 PM
Subject: Pearson Demo May 14: Corrected flyer attached
[The correct date is May 14. The flyer on the previous email said April 14. Corrected flyer attached. Apologies for duplicate emails]
Pearson, Inc: Bad tax subsidies for bad education policies.
End NJ Tax Subsidies for High Stakes Testing Giant Pearson, Inc.
TUESDAY, MAY 14TH, 12:00PM
Hoboken River Ferry, 1401 Frank Sinatra Drive, Hoboken NJ
• End corporate welfare and fund our public schools!
• Protest tax subsidy ‘payoffs for layoffs’ to test publishing giant Pearson!
Governor Christie gave Pearson Education, Inc. an $80 million tax break to move offices from Bergen County to Hoboken, even though Pearson is making a killing off its high stakes testing contracts with states like New Jersey and New York. And what did Pearson do? They turned around and moved 650 jobs to New York, which is giving them millions more in additional tax breaks. The British-based multinational also took advantage of a Hurricane Sandy tax deferral to significantly lower its 2012 United States tax bill.
Pearson is one of the private companies that has profited most from the test-based corporate education reform movement. They don’t need tax breaks to move offices, especially when those tax breaks are paid for with continued cuts to public schools.
On May 14th, join us at the Hoboken Ferry as we protest the high-stakes testing giant’s bad behavior and the policies that bankroll it.
Corrected flyer attached. For more info: Call NJ Working Families Alliance 973-273-3363 or email rob@...