http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy A Politico investigation shows that the publishing and learning-technology giant Pearson gets big payouts even when it falls short of recruitment goals it establishes with its university clients in contracts to create online courses. For example, the company’s contract with Rutgers University dictates that if Pearson recruits fewer students than expected to its online-degree programs, it may actually receive a larger portion of students’ tuition. More...