Parents of school aged students rightly have a lot of concerns these days. Teachers belong to unions that put children behind “power” Molesters run amok, often recycling from one district to another. Teaching standards are low, and in too many instances, expectations are even lower.
So when we read that those in charge of our children’s learning have developed an Education Data Model, we sit up and take notice.
Then we see that the website states the data gleaned from America’s children can be “used by educators, vendors, and researchers to understand the information required for teaching, learning, and administrative systems,” and the “hmm-m?” factor kicks in. Vendors and researchers? Administrative systems?
Pajamas Media describes the data sets — which it says might be accurately described as a Brave New World. While not all of the information in these sets is currently mandatory, the level of detail being requested is unsettling.
The sets include such things as hair color, eye color, gestational age at birth (whether a child was premature or not), blood type, blood test results, birth marks, and even bus stop arrival time.
Obama’s Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and the Department of Education — already ensnared by allegations of insider trading — appear to be maneuvering for greater federal influence over state education boards. Chris Field writing for Townhall lists Arne Duncan as Dangerous Liberal #22 on his list of the 50 most dangerous liberals in America. No surprise that Number One is George Soros.
Read the disturbing PJM report here.