Monday, May 05, 2008

Back to school in China with Pearson?

This may be marginally off-topic, but the story in today's FT really caught my eye. Education is clearly one of the hot areas for the publishing and information services industry for the foreseeable future. Whether it's a logical step to actually buy the schools you service is another question but one which Pearson, the FT's parent company, appears to be grappling with in China.

The Shanghai Learning Education Center, or LEC, was founded in 2000 and now operates 9 or 10 schools (depending on which bit you read). We'll follow this with interest.

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