Scholastic Corporation

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Scholastic
TypePublic (NASDAQSCHL)
IndustryBooks, Printing and Publishing
When it was created1920
People who started itMaurice R. Robinson
HeadquartersNew York City, New York, United States
Toronto, Ontario
Mexico City, Mexico
London, England
Shanghai, China
Gurgaon, Haryana, India
Sydney, Australia
Auckland, New Zealand
Buenos Aires Argentina
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Shiki, Saitama, Japan
Seoul, South Korea
Area servedWorldwide
Key peopleRichard Robinson, CEO, Chairman, & President
Money earnedDecrease US$1.8493 billion (2009)[1]
Net incomeIncrease US$(14.3) million (2009)[1]
Employees9,100 (2009)[1]
Websitescholastic.com

Scholastic (or Scholastic Inc.) is a global book publishing company known for making educational items for schools, teachers, and parents, and selling and giving them by mail order and via book clubs and book fairs. It also has the all the publishing rights to the Harry Potter book series in the United States.[2]

Notable books[change | change source]

Criticism[change | change source]

Scholastic has been criticized for bad marketing to children. A large number of titles have strong media tie-ins and are considered short in literary and artistic merit by some people.[3] Consumer groups have also said that Scholastic is selling too many toys and video games to children.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Annual Report 2009
  2. Corporate profile on Yahoo!
  3. The Boston Globe

Other websites[change | change source]

Coordinates: 40°43′27″N 73°59′54″W / 40.72417°N 73.99833°W / 40.72417; -73.99833