The U.S. Department of Labor just awarded $11.4 million in state grants to “develop, enhance state workforce databases” to link with education data.
A common set of national standards controlled from DC, even for a limited number of grades, won’t address the problems with a centralized common core.
Gee, I’m so thrilled that Governor Mike Pence “repealed” the Common Core in Indiana. *Snort* Now he’s turning his attention to student data. The Indianapolis Star reports that Indiana will track Hoosier students from school to the workplace. Imagine a giant database filled with every Hoosier student’s elementary and high school achievement test scores, SAT […]
A particularly troubling aspect of the Common Core scheme is the emphasis on massive data-collection on students, and the sharing of that data for various purposes essentially unrelated to genuine education. U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has said: Hopefully, some day, we can track children from preschool to high school and from high […]
When it comes to light that corporations such as Google, Apple, and Microsoft are collecting personal data, Americans rightly raise Cain. But who notices when government does the same thing? The federal government is in the process of linking various databases of very personal information from a wide range of state and federal agencies. It […]