Data Mining of Our Children
What the US Dept. Education - Center for Technology in Learning Has Planned
The Common Core website asserts that “There are no data collection requirements of states adopting the Common Core State Standards,” but the actions of the Department of Education prove otherwise.
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan summarized the Obama administration’s vision, explaining:
We want to see more states build comprehensive systems that track students from pre-K through college and then link school data to workforce data. We want to know whether Johnny participated in an early learning program and completed college on time and whether those things have any bearing on his earnings as an adult.
All 50 states have had statewide longitudinal databases in place to track their students’ scores on assessments for the past decade. Yet the authors of the Common Core are clear: the success of the standards hinges on the increased collection of student data. Every state that agreed to the Common Core in order to receive Race to the Top (RTTT) funding committed “to design, develop, and implement statewide P–20 (preschool through workforce) longitudinal data systems.
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"Education.data.gov: The Department of Education announced the launch of education.data.gov - the site serves as a central guide for education data resources including high - value data sets, data visualization tools, resources for the classroom, applications created from open data and more."
See fact sheet of the Office of Science and Technology in the link below:
A Demand Letter from Parent Coalition for Student Privacy
Below is a letter to congress urge Congressional review of emerging threats to student privacy rights.
"We write on behalf of a broad coalition of parents across the country to urge Congressional review of emerging threats to student privacy rights and to request legislative action to address significant shortcomings in current law."