That "Common Core" thing has a totalitarian component.
...President Obama’s nearly trillion-dollar Stimulus law designates $128
billion for education, so it’s no surprise that tight strings are
Buried in the fine print is an ominous requirement to build a national electronic database of all children.
Any state that receives federal education funds must “establish a
longitudinal data system that includes the elements described in . . .
the America COMPETES Act.”
That law, passed a couple of years ago, sets out the goal of
longitudinal databasing of “student-level enrollment, demographic, and
program participation information” for all students from preschool
through postsecondary education. This electronic database will contain
“yearly test records of individual students,” “a teacher identifier
system with the ability to match teachers to students,” “student-level
transcript information, including information on courses completed and
grades earned,” and “student-level college readiness test scores.”
Database collection on each student continues through college and
into the workforce. States are required to enter “information regarding
the extent to which students transition successfully from secondary
school to postsecondary education.” --Gateway quoting Schlafly
It ain't just reading, writing, 'rithmetic any more. Any wonder why home-schooling is growing like topsy?
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