Jane Robbins and Erin Tuttle: Broward County Public Schools has now confirmed that the shooter at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL was indeed assigned to the federally lauded, vehemently protected, but tragically ineffective PROMISE program.
Jane Robbins and Karen Effrem: Parents demand answers about what “digital learning” is really doing in the classroom, refuse your child’s participation in NAEP if invited, and make it clear that your child is not a guinea pig.
Jane Robbins and Emmett McGroarty: The politicians vented their outrage about Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, censorship of conservative content, etc., but Michelle Malkin points out, “not a peep was heard about the Silicon Valley-Beltway theft ring purloining the personal information and browsing habits of millions of American schoolchildren.”
Jane Robbins and Erin Tuttle: Federal interference in state and local policy is harmful and unacceptable in all circumstances, usually for reasons of polity and liberty. But in the case of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, it appears it contributed to something even worse.
Jane Robbins: In education, blockchain would enable all student records from any source to be uploaded into the system and shared with authorized users as part of a life-long dossier, or “digital transcript.”
Jane Robbins: The key position of assistant secretary of education for elementary and secondary education has gone to Frank Brogan, a longtime Jeb Bush ally from Florida.
Jane Robbins: We must understand what kinds of data reside in various agencies and ponder the possible consequences of sharing that data as contemplated by FEPA.
Jane Robbins: Jeb Bush said that he was happy with Betsy DeVos’ appointment as Secretary of Education, her staff picks shows Bush can still be proud of her.
Jane Robbins: True learning requires structure, repetition, and work, not just ability to mimic something that pops up once on a screen before moving on to the next.
Jane Robbins: Parents reassert your right to protect your children from dangerous experimentation. Schools must treat students as students, not patients.