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Scholastic Corporation

Coordinates: 40°43′27″N 73°59′54″W / 40.72417°N 73.99833°W / 40.72417; -73.99833
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Company typePublic (NASDAQSCHL)
IndustryBooks, Printing and Publishing
FounderMaurice 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 served
Key people
Richard Robinson, CEO, Chairman, & President
RevenueDecrease US$1.8493 billion (2009)[1]
Increase US$(14.3) million (2009)[1]
Number of employees
9,100 (2009)[1]

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" (PDF).[permanent dead link]
  2. "SCHL Profile - SCHOLASTIC CORP Stock - Yahoo Finance". finance.yahoo.com.
  3. Meltz, Barbara F. (20 November 2006). "Taking consumerism out of school book fairs". Boston.com – via The Boston Globe.

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