Category Archives: Data Collection

SUPERINTENDENT CONFIRMS COMMON CORE’S PEARSON SPYING ON KIDS’ SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS #stopcommoncore #ccss

Breitbart – The superintendent of the Watchung Hills Regional High School District in New Jersey has confirmed that she sent an email to fellow superintendents Tuesday about her concern that education publishing giant Pearson is “monitoring” children’s social media accounts … Continue reading

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Student Privacy Concerns Add to Common Core Resistance #stopcommoncore #ccss

Red State – There are many things to hate about Common Core standards. From convoluted, unsolvable math problems, to an increased reliance on soulless standardized testing, to a lack of local control and adaptation to individual circumstances, just about everyone … Continue reading

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“What sober person gives standardized tests to a kindergartner? Ever meet a 5-year-old?” – Part 1 #stopcommoncore #ccss

Teachers Letters to Bill Gates – Dear Bill and Melinda, It is no surprise that 522 + people find the headlines to Nerissa Ediza’s tweet horrifying. Her question is so rational and yet, what is irrational is what is actually happening behind the closed doors … Continue reading

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STUDENT DATA – NOT FOR PARENTS ANY MORE? #stopcommoncore

Watchdog Wire – Colorado school districts are collecting broad, detailed educational and psychological data on their students for use by private companies and the federal government, yet parental access to the same information remains limited and difficult to come by. … Continue reading

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Student Data Could Be Sold To Coke, Expert Warns On Capitol Hill #stopcommoncore

Daily Caller – Students could have advertisements directed at them by Coca-Cola due to holes in existing privacy laws, one expert testified Wednesday during a House hearing on the data security of American schoolchildren. Joel Reidenberg, who directs the Center … Continue reading

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Parents mobilize to fight data-mining of kids #stopcommoncore

Politico – By STEPHANIE SIMON, You’ve heard of Big Oil and Big Tobacco. Now get ready for Big Parent. Moms and dads from across the political spectrum have mobilized into an unexpected political force in recent months to fight the … Continue reading

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Study Finds that New Technology, Relaxation of Protections Threaten Student Privacy

Caffeinated Thoughts – (Boston, MA) New technology allows advocates for education as workforce development to accomplish what has long been out of their reach: the collection of data on every child, beginning with preschool or even earlier, and using that … Continue reading

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