Regarding the pilots, Dr. Refai said, �It is with great pleasure that I publicly announce the success of these pilots. These pilots have been critical to the formation of successful contracts in the region thus far; the formation of contracts currently awarded, but not yet announced; and other contracts we are currently working on.� In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, regarding the intermediate stage robotics program named �the Young Engineer� and the secondary stage robotics program known as the �Mechatronics Labs,� results and observations documented noticeable improvement in student abilities to apply academic science in the fields of mathematics, science, and technology. Classroom dynamics were shifted to a �student-centered� paradigm and analytical reasoning was identified as a �main distinction� of students in the programs. The Al-Zahrawi Secondary School noted that the �practical (hands-on) applications created an atmosphere of excitement and competitiveness between the students,� and �the importance of students learning the basics of simulation programs and designing and executing engineering models have been realized.� The Al-Anjal private schools submitted Middle School results to the Ministry of Education stating that students �showed a clear desire to excel and be creative, and were more responsive to any comments given to them,� �raced to display their projects,� and solved problems at higher speeds. Both Middle and Secondary pilots reported similar results that emphasized that students demonstrated: 1) greater ability to apply mathematics and physics to real-life contexts; 2) enhanced analytical and logical thinking, and problem solving abilities; 3) improved ability to understand phenomena of nature and physics; and 4) literacy in technology for both boys and girls. Joe Egusquiza, International Sales Manager, said of the pilots, �Pilot programs are critical in the early stages of the sales process, especially in programs as sophisticated and complex as our PCS STEM solution. Once administrators, educators, and students see and experience our unique approach to education, our unique content, and how effective it can be, the sales process becomes much easier. The Middle Eastern education market is a fascinating business challenge, but it is a very attractive market right now because so many of these countries are anxious to reform and improve their educational systems. They are becoming very interested in new, more effective methods of education, which is our specialty. When pilot programs demonstrating these advanced methods are in place, education stakeholders literally see what the future of education can hold for their children, and they become very excited.�
Propaganda = information that is spread for the purpose of promoting some cause. I think the press releases meet this exact definition and it should. A press release is designed to give only information favorable to a company. Thats not what my problem is with this. The problem is that there is nothing to corroborate any of this information. Where is the independent study? Where is the report from the SA MOE stating that they love this and are putting it in every school? You can't show me any because there is none to show. It doesn't exist.
Is there a link to the actual study? How many schools were in the pilot? How many did not perform well? There are huge gaps in the information with no explanation as to why the ONE contact they have in SA can bring home this sale for them. For PCS this is a huge potential deal. For everyone else associated, they could take it or leave it. You can call me a dumb a$$ all you want Joe (or Robert, its one or the other), but the facts remain the same. You have nothing INDEPENDENT to show any of us here that this is happening. Until then you're the DA not me.
This was Rafai's efforts to pump the stock stategically worded to set up the pump & dump scheme look at the officers that sold on the pump retracted statements, resignations and continued misleading statements from CEO to his broker friends