Reporting on Current Obama Education Policies

This following list are states that use the FERPA loopholes. I have links from specific states that use a template or have a policy to access your childs personally identifiable information. Use the templates as your basis to request the contracts in your state to actually see WHO has your personally identifiable information.

Ohio Data MOU written agreements for Research
http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Data/Frequently-Requested-Data/Requesting-Student-Level-data

Ohio MOU Template
http://education.ohio.gov/getattachment/Topics/Data/Frequently-Requested-Data/Requesting-Student-Level-data/ODE-Memorandum-of-Understanding-Template.docx.aspx

Ohio Data Sharing Agreement
http://education.ohio.gov/getattachment/Topics/Data/Frequently-Requested-Data/Requesting-Student-Level-data/Understanding-ODE-s-Mou.pdf.aspx

Maine Data Sharing Agreement
http://www.maine.gov/doe/data/policy.html
http://www.maine.gov/doe/data/access-protected-data.html
http://www.maine.gov/doe/data/sample-mou.pdf

Pennsylvania Data Sharing Agreement
Penn Research Requests
http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/data_research_requests/19568

Pennsylvania Student Data Access Policy
http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/document/1224411/pims_data_access_policy_pdf_%282%29

Pennsylvania Request Documents
http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/http;//www.portal.state.pa.us;80/portal/server.pt/gateway/PTARGS_0_123646_1275648_0_0_18/Access%20Agreement%20for%20De-ID%20Data.doc

Pennsylvania Confidential Data Release
http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/http;//www.portal.state.pa.us;80/portal/server.pt/gateway/PTARGS_0_123646_1275649_0_0_18/Access%20Agreement%20for%20PIMS%20Identifying%20Data.doc

Pennsylvania Letter of Intent
http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/http;//www.portal.state.pa.us;80/portal/server.pt/gateway/PTARGS_0_123646_1275650_0_0_18/Data%20Request%20Letter%20of%20Intent.docx

Pennsylvania Student Data Access Policy
http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/document/1224411/pims_data_access_policy_pdf_%282%29

Louisiana Data sharing agreement
http://files.meetup.com/1387375/MOU_Fed_Workforce_prr.pdf
http://www.louisianaschools.net/lde/uploads/15450.pdf

Kentucky data sharing agreement
http://education.ky.gov/districts/tech/documents/0003_data_mgmt_policy_1.0_cptapproved.docx

Connecticut data sharing agreement
http://www.ct.edu/files/pdfs/P20-WIN-SDE-MainMOA-signed.pdf

Illinois Data Sharing Agreements
http://www.isbe.net/research/pdfs/data_inst_for_researchers.pdf
http://www.isbe.net/pdf/StudentDataPrivacy-FactSheet.pdf
http://www.isbe.net/research/

Nevada Data Sharing agreements
http://www.doe.nv.gov/home/Nevada_Department_of_Education_-Information_Security_and_Privacy_Policy_final_draft/

Colorado Data Sharing Agreement
http://www.cde.state.co.us/sites/default/files/CDE-DHEDataSharingAgreement.pdf

Oklahoma Data sharing info
http://ok.gov/sde/data-privacy-and-security
http://nces.ed.gov/programs/slds/pdf/OklahomaWDQI.pdf

South Dakota Data Sharing
https://doe.sd.gov/ofm/documents/FERPAshar.pdf
https://www.k12.wa.us/RFP/2014/2014-09/ExhibitT-SampleDataSharing.pdf

Delaware Data Sharing Agreement
http://www.doe.k12.de.us/assessment/files/DOE_Data_Req_Form.pdf

Indiana data sharing agreement
http://www.doe.in.gov/legal/data-and-public-records-request
http://www.doe.in.gov/sites/default/files/accountability/mou-lsa-nov-2013-2011-12-sy.pdf

New Mexico Data sharing agreement
http://www.ped.state.nm.us/SEB/law/REC4Contract.pdf

Kansas Data sharing agreement
http://www.ksde.org/Portals/0/Data%20Media%20Reports/FP2643%20Data%20sharing%20agreement.pdf

Florida Data Sharing Agreement
http://www.fldoehub.org/Research/Documents/Unit%20Record%20Data%20Request%20Packet%20Instructions.doc
http://www.fldoehub.org/Research/Documents/Unit%20Record%20Data%20Request%20Packet.doc
http://sss.usf.edu/resources/topic/childabuseprevention/ElectronicDataSharingAgreement.pdf

West Virginia Data Policy Data Agreements /Page 45+
http://static.k12.wv.us/tt/2014/datamanagement_guidance%20FINAL%201-21-14.pdf

New Hampshire Privacy Legislation
http://legiscan.com/NH/text/HB1587/id/905045
http://nheon.org/oet/readiness/NHPrivacyofStudentRecords-current.pdf
NH Data sharing agreement
http://www.education.nh.gov/data/documents/sample_memor.doc

North Carolina Data Sharing Agreement
http://www.ncpublicschools.org/docs/data/management/research/moa-template.doc

Massachusetts privacy FERPA
http://www.doe.mass.edu/infoservices/data/DESEstudentData.pdf

District of Colombia (DC) Data Sharing Agreement
http://www.neighborhoodindicators.org/system/files/publications/datashare_dc_agree.doc?download=1

College Board Data Sharing Agreement
https://research.collegeboard.org/sites/default/files/ACES%20Data%20Sharing%20Agreement%20on%20web.pdf

Research Papers

Strong Foundations /States with Data Sharing Agreements
http://www.sheeo.org/sites/default/files/publications/20130107%20StrongFoundationsUpdate_FinalcNoAppendices.pdf

Bridging the Divide University if Virginia
http://vlds.virginia.gov/pdfs/VCU.BridgingtheDataDivideReport.020614.Final.pdf

Promise Neighborhood Data Sharing Prototypes
http://www2.ed.gov/programs/promiseneighborhoods/pndataguidance.pdf

States That Are Making it Work
http://forumfyi.org/files/States.That.Are.Making.It.Work.pdf

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Demand a Federal Investigation on FERPA, Family Education Rights in Privacy Act

3rd Party Contractors now have access to your child’s personally identifiable information, PII, because of the new definition of an authorized representative called a ” school official.” 3rd party contractors or vendors can apply for a written agreement that allows them to access PII. Also, the definition of personally identifiable information includes a biometric marker, definition below.

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PII Definition:

Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1232g(b)(4)(A))
“Personally Identifiable Information”
The term includes, but is not limited to–
(a) The student’s name;
(b) The name of the student’s parent or other family members;
(c) The address of the student or student’s family;
(d) A personal identifier, such as the student’s social security number, student number, or biometric record;
(e) Other indirect identifiers, such as the student’s date of birth, place of birth, and mother’s maiden name;
(f) Other information that, alone or in combination, is linked or linkable to a specific student that would allow a reasonable person in the school community, who does not have personal knowledge of the relevant circumstances, to identify the student with reasonable certainty; or
(g) Information requested by a person who the educational agency or institution reasonably believes knows the identity of the student to whom the education record relates
(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1232g)
“Record” means any information recorded in any way, including, but not limited to, hand writing, print, computer media, video or audio tape, film, microfilm, and microfiche.

Definition for biometric record:
Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1232g(b)(1)(C), (b)(3), and (b)(5))
“Biometric record,” as used in the definition of “personally identifiable information,” means a record of one or more measurable biological or behavioral characteristics that can be used for automated recognition of an individual. Examples include fingerprints; retina and iris patterns; voiceprints; DNA sequence; facial characteristics; and handwriting.

President Obama’s Official Position for Unlocking Data

Obama Unlocks Data

Demand a Federal Investigation on FERPA

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Demand an Investigation into FERPA and the Illegal Access to Your Child’s Personally Identifiable Information

Why your support is needed and why I’m asking for your action today.

We must immediately request a federal investigation into the amended regulations of FERPA, Family Education Rights in Privacy Act.

Education has been used to set up data trafficking of personally identifiable information in the United States. Our rights are being trampled on. Your children and grandchildren will be at an incredible risk in the future as federal legislation is being prepared that changes how we teach our children. These are the changes: There will be no more grades like A,B,C,D or F; Curriculum will not be based on academics; Dispositions and values will be tested and remediated; Competition will be eliminated; Grade levels will be eliminated; The school year will no longer be based on 180 days; Your locally elected school board will become obsolete.

Your child must meet government standards which includes changing your child toward socialistic values. Data is given to large foundations and corporations for free so they can develop testing, curriculum, and software to change your child toward government approved attitudes and values which is a violation of your individual freedom.

Most people, including our legislators, do not know that FERPA, Family Education Rights in Privacy Act, has changed. Your family privacy is NOT protected. Your child’s personally identifiable information is being given out for FREE to large corporations to research how to “change your child into global citizens.”

Our plan is to open a privacy investigation and expose the release of this personal information to foundations, organizations, non-profits, and businesses that will profit from your children’s data. The amended FERPA regulations were issued without Congressional oversight. Obama has issued an Executive Order to change how the government and what the government collects on families. This would be a huge shakeup in the Department of Education IF we can have hundreds, thousands of people make requests to initiate an investigation into the expanded FERPA regulations that exceeded their statutory authority and are contrary to law. We could STOP the illegal rampant research on individual children in proposed legislation of the reauthorization of federal legislation, ESEA, Title I, and Special Education funds, IDEA, that will be used to fund remediation of your child’s attitudes, values, and dispositions. Your action could put a huge wrench in the cogs of our unruly Department of Education.

Please help. Your urgent action is needed. There are 2 steps. Step 1 is a letter to your Congressman and Senator for a federal investigation. Step 2 is a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request through your Congressman and Senator for contracts and agreements that will expose who has access to your child’s personally identifiable information unknown to you or our legislators. Questions are added at the end of this article that must be answered.
Please contact ALL of your legislators TODAY!

STEP 1

Dear Honorable_________

I am requesting a federal investigation into the Family Education Rights in Privacy Act, (FERPA) amended regulations that went into effect January, 2012. It is my understanding that there was no Congressional authorization to expand the FERPA regulations. It is also my understanding that there are certain sections of these FERPA regulations that ALLOW for redisclosed personally identifiable information to be released because of a new definition for “school officials.” The new definition now allows outside vendors, contractors, non-profits, corporations, and businesses to access our children’s personally identifiable information without informed written parental permission and they may also receive it without any monetary expenditure.

Redisclosure is also allowed to organizations conducting studies for, or on behalf of, educational agencies or institutions to develop, validate, or administer predictive tests and/or to improve instruction.

The extraordinary circumstances of this redisclosure of private information with the “unlocking” of this data will ultimately benefit these corporations and businesses when the information used to research and develop assessments, curriculum, digital software, and teacher training is sold back to our states and local districts. This is appalling. The invasion of privacy of our children and our families is without recourse. This must be stopped.

The trafficking of this information is an invasion of privacy and is unknown to most parents and legislators. But more important, this data is being proposed to be used to develop personalized software career modules and assessments for measuring specific behavioral changes on individual students proposed in the Common Core College and Career Ready Standards that recently included the measurement of values and dispositions. This invasion of privacy becomes an invasion of freedom. Collecting the information is one breach of law. But, the development of techniques and software to change my individual child’s attitudes, values, and beliefs is a breach of monumental concern in these United States and violates personal freedom.

I have attached a list of documents that must be requested under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), so that you may validate who the vendors, non-profits, and businesses are that currently have access to our children’s personally identifiable information in written agreements with the U.S. Department of Education and states involved in testing consortiums.

I will anxiously await your reply to these serious concerns and request that a federal investigation into FERPA is done immediately. Please take steps to ensure that our children are protected. All data transfer must be frozen until the investigation is closed.
I look forward to your reply.

Sincerely,
Your Name

STEP 2

Request a Freedom of Information Act, (FOIA) from your US Congressman and Senator for the names of all foundations, contractors, organizations, non-profits, businesses, etc, who have access to and use Personally Identifiable Information, PII. The FOIA list is as follows:

Freedom of Information Act Requests

RE: Redisclosure of Personally Identifiable Information on Students According to 99.31 of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act, FERPA (Unknown to Parents and Legislators)

Request the Cooperative Agreements, Memorandums of Understanding, and/or any Written Agreements to be able to access PII, personally identifiable information, between the US Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, or Office of Science and Technology and the following:

Partnership for Assessment of Readiness of College and Careers, PARCC, and
Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium

Florida acting as the fiscal agent for each of the states in the PARCC consortium and Achieve, Inc as project management partner

Washington state acting as the negotiating partner for each state in the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium and WestEd, the project management partner

States using the American College Testing, ACT (Aspire, Explore, or Plan,) and/or Pearson, Inc. to measure Common Core Standards

Contractors who have been given redisclosed PII on students to develop curriculum, computer adaptive digital software, and/or any testing development. These “school officials” may be identified as private sector contractors, consultants, volunteers, or other parties to whom an agency or institution has outsourced services or functions, including, non-profit organizations, corporations, or businesses to do experimental research, develop curriculum and/ or computer adaptive resources for individual students. These contractors may include Microsoft, Pearson, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Educational Testing Service, ACT and The Center for Disease Control.

Request the purchase agreement and amount for each written agreement between any “school official” and the US Department of Education, PARCC, and/or Smarter Balanced Assessment, for the purchase of obtained redisclosed data on personally identifiable information, PII, on individual students to develop curricula or computer digital programming or experimental testing materials.

Request any Requests for Proposal, RFP, or Written Agreements between any private sector working group, defined as a “school official” in FERPA, 99.31, including PARCC, Smarter Balanced Assessment, Wested, or Achieve, ACT or ETS, who are developing and expanding Common Core Standards to new individualized criteria to ” improve instruction”, called, CCCR, College Career Citizenship Readiness, in which Citizenship measures dispositions and attitudes.

Request any memorandums of understanding or cooperative agreements to test and measure disposition test items that are ” difficult to measure” according to Race to the Top grants that may infringe on personal privacy rights and violate federal law for redisclosing psychological information without informed written parental consent.

Research using data on individuals as identifiers for interventions for changing dispositions or “improving instruction,” without the informed written consent of the parent violating privacy laws, personal liberty, and illegal access to mental health criteria.

Request sample test items or test blueprints with scoring criteria that will measure dispositions, values, and non-cognitive areas in the new College Career Citizenship Ready Standards, CCCR, that are being introduced to the Common Core Standards by the CCSSO, ETS, and the Gordon Commission.

Questions that your Senator and Congressman must find answers to:

1. Do these contractors pay for the data on our children? Are they using the data to make a profit? Example, are contractors developing testing, software, or curriculum that must be paid for by the taxpayer when they get our children’s data for free? Most businesses PAY for lists of people and are very expensive.

2. Experts in tax law say that non-profit organizations like ACT, a testing contractor, the Pearson Foundation, as well as, their partnership with the Gates Foundation who are creating “a full series of digital instruction resources,” appear to be using their tax exempt foundations to push their business interests. Is this a violation of the federal tax code? How many other non-profit organizations are using this data for profit?

“The program ACT is rolling out, in partnership with leading global education company Pearson, also emphasizes improving the way educators use data from assessments in teaching. Erickson says many teachers now administer tests and evaluations without knowing how to interpret and use the results to students’ benefits.”
Source:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/alisongriswold/2012/07/24/college-and-career-prep-to-start-in-the-third-grade/

3. Is the datum on individuals, which will assuredly be used for the personalized education modules in the new proposed ESEA (Title I) regulations and new special education (IDEA) regulations being proposed, paid for as Intellectual Property to that individual, since a profit will be made on their information that is collected without their consent or the consent of the parent? Is your child a commodity for their personal data to be sold without your permission and without reasonable compensation? These proposed regulations will have federal dollars ” follow the child”.

4. Data trafficking between the Department of Education and other outside contractors may contribute to violations of Cyber Security Laws when redisclosure of personally identifiable data is shared and does NOT request informed written parental permission of uses.

5. It’s NOT about academics. What type of data is being collected by the testing contractors? ACT, a testing contractor, states that it is testing the “whole child”. Is psychological information being collected to produce curriculum for ” behavior change” ? The CCSSO has added dispositions to the Common Core Standards. Is it illegal to transfer “mental health” information without the informed written permission of the parent?

“The assessment would look beyond academics to get a complete picture of the whole student,” stated Jon Erickson of ACT. “There would be interest inventories for students, as well as assessment of behavioral skills for students and teachers to evaluate.”
Source:
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/college_bound/2012/07
act_plans_to_roll_out_career_and_college_readiness_tests_for_3rd-10th_grades.html
Source
http://www.ccsso.org/Documents/ILN%20Knowledge%20Skills%20and%20Dispositions%20CCR%20Framework%20February%202013.pdf

6. Freeze all data transfer. Demand an investigation into the FERPA illegal dissemination of personally identifiable information from the Department of Education regarding these possible violations of privacy. Carbon copy everyone. Legislators, newspapers, privacy organizations, internet outlets.

Obama’s, Race to the Top Agenda’ – States Under Republican Leadership Fall For the Carrot: Children Sold-Out for a Profit

The Next Generation Schools.
It’s easier to understand an agenda with a picture. A picture is worth a thousand words. The following graph was used in a power point presentation about how the Innovation Lab Network will change and redesign how American schools will function in the future. This is a ‘Race to the Top’ education model. The graph was taken from a power point presentation from the Stupski Foundation, the OECD, the international Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development, with a grant from the Chief State School Officers, CCSSO, about the Next Generation Schools, called the Innovation Lab Network.

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These are the original states that are included in this pilot research project from Obama’s ‘Race to the Top’ -Maine, West Virginia, Wisconsin, New York, Kentucky, and Ohio. Race to the Top was funded from the Recovery Act with $400 billion dollars. Since that time waivers have been given to states that need flexibility in using their ESEA funding in the “No Child Left Behind” legislation to move toward this model since the current Congress has not passed a budget. More states are involved at this time. The most profound concept in this graph shows how the next generation school will eliminate representative government. Notice that the new system bypasses the community, governance, and finance. Draw your attention to the blue lines that are most important to this agenda. They are: your child, called human capital, assessment which is testing, technology, and any time and any place. Testing and technology become the most important part of this agenda to create the human capital of the future for the international global workforce.

How will abolishing representative government work? In order for this graph to become a reality, there are three barriers that must be removed. Community; families, parents, and churches must have no options or legal authority, only a choice of which school to send their children; Governance; your locally elected school board or other elected local or state officials that could become a hindrance will be eliminated or reduced to minor functions: parents will not have any voting power over a for- profit charter school; Finance; the neighborhood school no longer depends on your local tax base to fund schools under equality or leveling the field. The mantra that will be quoted is, under fairness and equity there should not be rich school districts or poor school districts, only schools. Your tax money will be pooled regionally or toward a county base to be distributed equally for each child. Federal funds will now fund individual students. Your elected school boards will no longer have the tax base from which to run their school. Your local neighborhood school will eventually be pushed out through academic bankruptcy and/or taken over by charter schools.

This is the new model for school choice. Federal monies, ESEA Title I, is being changed in new laws being proposed that will follow the individual child & IDEA will change the definitions of who can receive funds to include any child not meeting Common Core Standards (CCS) in an IEP, individual education plan similar to the special education plans for handicapped children. This will mean ANY & EVERY child can receive choice money to go to the school of their choice. The entry point solutions are the end results or the child meeting government Common Core Standards & what must be done to achieve these goals. This is a design down program, start with what the government wants & work backwards….what a child will know, do & be like, or beliefs, values & actions….Blooms taxonomy, the whole child theory.

This graph from the Next Generation Schools, Race to the Top agenda, spells out how to mold the child toward those objectives. It shows how representative government, as well as parents, will be erased from any authority in educating their children or how the schools of the future will function through a computerized monopoly of selected profit making corporations, otherwise known as corporate fascism.

This is the model for for-profit Charter Schools that use public tax payer funds with no elected school boards or taxpayer accountability and this is the model for the takeover of all education in America including private schools. Private schools are included because, when these stipends are given to each child under Choice from Title I which is being proposed in the new ESEA legislation in the federal budget supported by Republican Congressmen and Senators, Republican governors and unknowingly by many conservative groups, any child accepting that federal stipend to go to a charter, private, Catholic, Christian, home school, or other school, will be mandated under accountability, to take federal testing to meet the federal standards. Many tests are being aligned to the Common Core Standards using federal objectives from NAEP test item banks already validated to meet government goals. Inevitably this will control all education in the United States if you take the money. The CCSSO has had model legislation waiting in the wings for years. Perhaps we can ask why Governor Jeb Bush is in Maine pushing his Charter school agenda with his Foundation for Excellence in Education that is widespread in Florida? Legislation in Michigan, under Republican leadership, House Bill 6004 and Senate Bill 1358 would expand a separate and statewide school district (the EAA) overseen by a governor-appointed chancellor and functioning outside the authority of the State Board of Education or state school superintendent. These schools are exempt from the same laws and quality measures of community-governed public schools. The EAA can seize unused school buildings (built and financed by local taxpayers) and force sale or lease to charter, non-public or EAA schools. This is proof that there is some truth to an agenda of eliminating representative government.

Look at the corporations that are flooding into these states to get contracts and compare them to who has access to the personal data explained below. Research to create these individual models for individual children with individual needs to meet Common Core Standards has attracted big business. Big money is being made and businesses are lining up at the door to get their share. But at what price? PARCC, The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, a testing organization just applied for 501(c)(3) non-profit status which allows easy access to individual data under FERPA, Family Education Rights and Privacy Act. Smarter Balanced is another through Educational Testing Service,ETS. American College Testing, ACT, Pearson Foundation, Gates Foundation, & Wireless Generation already are feeding at the federal data trough. Republican governors have been hoodwinked into an agenda that is racing toward ending representative government & school as we know it.

Notes

Historical documentation from, ‘The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America’
by Charlotte Iserbyt, mentor & friend.

For information about testing attitudes & values, see “Getting Inside the EQA Inventory,” Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Stupski workshop presentation: Stupski PowerPoint Presentation

OECD Workshop

Forbes Article-beyond academic testing.

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/college_bound/2012/07/act_plans_to_roll_out_career_and_college_readiness_tests_for_3rd-10th_grades.html

New York selling student information

Obama unlocks data, FERPA is unleashed, and opens Pandoras Box of privacy invasion, psychological manipulation, giving data for free to organizations to make a profit, and falsely using children in research unknowingly to parents, school boards, & legislators. The ” learning genome,” which means testing and teaching the whole child, is not just about academics

This is top news yesterday out of New York: Experts, Parents, Lawmakers Blast Database Providing Personal Student Information To Vendors March 14, 2013 1:45
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) –” A new national database that compiles personal student information for educational companies that contract with public schools is being blasted by privacy experts:
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“In turn, inBloom reportedly plans to put this private information on a data cloud and share it with for-profit vendors. The information will include personally identifiable information, including student names, test scores, grades, home addresses, email addresses, linked to grades, test scores, disciplinary and arrest records, special education status, race, economic status and health conditions, according to Class Size Matters, a non-profit organization that advocates for class size reduction in NYC’s public schools.”
This is only the beginning.

Obama “unlocks” data by issuing FERPA’s new regulations that were promulgated without congressional authority, now allowing written agreements with outside vendors to access personal data from the US Department of Education so that a plan can be developed. Each child will be evaluated as to their learning style and personality, strengths and weaknesses, not for the child to do the best of their ability, but do their best to meet government standards. This is for EACH and every child….no child left behind has new meaning. No child will escape the threat of big brother forced on them through computer compliance programming. In January, 2012, in an Office of Science and Technology Assessment meeting, Obama names private corporate businesses that he has contracted with to make this government agenda become a reality. These corporations and businesses are developing systems, assessments, software, and curriculum that will be sold back to the schools and states when in effect, they get the data for free. Some of those corporations are ETS, Pearson & Microsoft to name a few. (I have requested a FOIA request for all written agreements that FERPA has entered into, to specifically attain a list of all organizations, foundations, and businesses that are receiving PII for free to do research, testing, & curriculum development. I have not received a reply as of today.)

This next graph at the end of this page explains how the system will work. Its not about academics, its about control. The Next Generation indicators and diagnostics are: equity based, higher order/deeper learning, authentic affective engagement, leading to narrow accountability and system redesign. The indicators and diagnostics are important toward creating a profile that will force human capital to mold to a prescribed agenda. What is higher order and deep thinking? Most higher order questions on a test will measure ” beyond text”. Beyond text means you cannot get the answer from information provided in the story. You have to give your opinion or value judgment. Affective testing is measuring attitudes and values. This is critical thinking which sounds good to the parents or legislators. These value questions are scored to a criterion or standard set by the state. Higher order and deeper thinking & learning will be psychological intervention toward prescribed government attitudes and beliefs. Authentic affective engagement will be the psychological techniques used & needed to force the student to change their attitudes and behavior toward workforce objectives. This is the re-design of your neighborhood school.

The Next Generation School agenda will use personally identifiable information, PII, to create this ” learning genome” or the IEP for the individual child. Data has been UNLOCKED by Obama, so that, any foundation, business, corporation, non-profit, etc, can access data for free from personal micro-records collected by the government through testing and record keeping, to align software and curriculum for children to meet these government Common Core Standards. A customized, individual education plan, or IEP will be developed for every child & technology will help the system accomplish their goals.

Families will be drawn into this agenda by stroking them into believing this IEP is for the good of their child. They will use words like learning styles, citizenship, character, career paths, civic learning and engagement. Here is the point, these attributes sound good, but they cannot be tested and scored in a pluralistic society. Do you want your child to be taught to the best of their abilities, or do you want them to be stymied toward only attaining government standards? One is a ceiling, the other is a floor. Remember the design down approach. You will design down from a ceiling, the only content that will be taught are Common Core Standards: you design up from the floor where the sky is the limit. The United States never had a ceiling on knowledge & we can confirm & document that there is a “Deliberate Dumbing Down of America” (author, Charlotte Iserbyt). We are talking about functional literacy, but with the right attitudes & values.

Ask yourself this question? How do you measure character, or honesty, and integrity? What is measured in Citizenship? How will these standards be scored? The answer is psychological testing and probing, writing about argumentation and challenging the students point of view or fixed beliefs. The National Assessment of Educational Progress, NAEP, researched the testing of attitudes & values in Pennsylvania. Documents show that the Department of Education said it depended on the sophistication of your school district as whether you told parents about the testing. Citizenship tested thresholds, self esteem tested locus of control. They came under the umbrella of Quality Goals of Education, all scored to a minimum positive attitude according to reward and punishment, all according to the government group goals & group efforts…collectivism. Pennsylvania had to withdraw this controversial test. Is it appearing again in computerized IEP’s?

Notice that the assessments, which are most important to collecting data on the individual, are linked to a new kind of credentialing. This new diploma will determine who is college bound or career bound in workforce training. The 20-80 percent agenda applies, those selected for college, those selected for workforce training. The agenda for teaching careers, starting in Kindergarten, or before in pre-school, will direct the child’s learning path. ACT reported this past summer that testing will begin in Kindergarten to test the whole child to direct them toward a career. Work Keys, also an ACT credentialing program for the workforce also tests students in the affective domain, the testing of attitudes. These workforce standards were all spelled out in SCANS, Secretaries Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills from the Department of Labor. School to Work accomplishes the goal through direct intervention and guidance toward a new caste system of work that is being designed for Americans. At the State of the Union address the President also talked about a Race to the Top for high schools: “The President will call on Congress to consider value, affordability, and student outcomes in making determinations about which colleges and universities receive access to federal student aid, either by incorporating measures of value and affordability into the existing accreditation system; or by establishing a new, alternative system of accreditation that would provide pathways for higher education models and colleges to receive federal student aid based on performance and results.” A Degree Qualification Profile is also being developed for college students by the Lumina Foundation documented in The Crucible Moment, Civic Learning & Engagement for global citizenship. Same standards, same objectives, testing college students in the affective domain, no one escapes having the ‘right attitudes.

Teacher training must also change to the new agenda. Differentiated roles, new career pathways, modular use of people & resources, redefined preparation, selection, licensing, & development.

In summary, this is a synopsis of current developments with questions that should be answered.

Data is ” unlocked” by President Obama. He awards specific private partnerships to develop systems, technology, software, and curriculum toward individual students meeting common core standards. These partnerships have been experimenting in Race to the Top school districts.
http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/microsites/ostp/ed_data_commitments_1-19-12.pdf

FERPA is expanded January, 2012, without Congressional oversight. New regulations permits any organization, business, non profit, foundation, etc to be a “school official” that can access individual records of individual students for research. This expansion will include the private partnerships who will gain to make huge profits alluded to in unlocking the data.

The individualized packages become ” learning genomes” that test & teach to the whole child. The whole child includes a psychological component of attitudes, emotions, values, and beliefs. What values will be taught? Who controls the standards? Can a computerized model teach attitudes and values? Will social justice and economic democracy be taught? Will the subject matter have a conservative or liberal bent? Who decides what the standards will be?

Do these contractors pay for the data on our children? Are they using the data to make a profit? Example, are contractors developing testing, software, or curriculum that must be paid for by the taxpayer when they get our children’s data for free? Most businesses PAY for lists of people & are very expensive. Who are the contractors? Are these businesses just vendors out to make a profit?

Experts in tax law say that non-profit organizations like ACT, a testing contractor, the Pearson Foundation, as well as, their partnership with the Gates Foundation who are creating “a full series of digital instruction resources,” appear to be using their tax exempt foundations to push its business interests. Is this a violation of the federal tax code? How many other non-profit organizations are using this data for profit?

Once data was unlocked by Obama, FERPA was relaxed, the issue of longitudinal data collection that follows an individual from birth to career has a huge new privacy concern. The “unlocked” data on an individual is now allowed to be accessed by “others” deemed school officials other than the Strict guidelines that was proposed under the Hanson Memorandum which required that under the ‘‘audit or evaluation exception,’’ only an authorized representative of a State educational authority must be a party under the direct control of that authority, e.g., an employee or a contractor to access the data. FERPA rescinds the Hanson Memorandum which open the flood gates of data flowing to outside contractors now called school officials. The issue becomes, who has direct access?

The new direction in education is that the money funded through Title I will ” follow the child”. This in effect will have curriculum & software that would directly “affect” the individual child in a customized, or personalized education plan to meet government standards. In other words, particular organizations will have direct access to each students’ profile to test and prepare instructional programs toward government goals on the computer. Nothing will come between the child and the computer.
Is the datum on individuals, which will assuredly be used for the personalized education modules in the new ESEA Title I regulations & new IDEA regulations being proposed, paid for as Intellectual Property to that individual, since a profit will be made on their information that is collected without their consent or the consent of the parent?
Is your child a commodity for their personal data to be sold without your permission and without reasonable compensation? These proposed regulations will have federal dollars ” follow the child”, are there not federal protections?

Data trafficking between the Department of Education and other outside contractors may contribute to violations of Cyber Security Laws when redisclosure of personally identifiable data is shared and does NOT request informed written parental permission of uses. Is the DOE taking chances that security will not be breached on data that is so personal and private? Is it legal to allow outside contractors access to children’s records? Is this safe? Where are the federal protections for children?

It’s NOT about academics. What type of data is being collected by the testing contractors? ACT, a testing contractor, states that it is testing the “whole child”. Is psychological information being collected to produce curriculum for ” behavior change” ? This is a quote directly from the testing contractor, “The assessment would look beyond academics to get a complete picture of the whole student,” stated Jon Erickson of ACT. “There would be interest inventories for students, as well as assessment of behavioral skills for students and teachers to evaluate.” Are these tests legally allowed to use psychological tests without informed parental consent? Is this a revisiting from the old EQA/NAEP from Pennsylvania?

Demand an investigation into the illegal dissemination of personally identifiable information from the Department of Education regarding these possible violations of privacy. Carbon copy everyone. Newspapers, privacy organizations, everyone.

These questions MUST be answered by your Congressman & Senator once they understand the violations of privacy, freedom, and other violations of law. Investigate FERPA. Stop Choice and the ESEA Title I stipends for individual students with federal strings attached. Stop psychological testing without informed written consent. Stop unConsitutional Charter Schools. Dismantle the Department of Education.

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Notes

Historical documentation from, ‘The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America’
by Charlotte Iserbyt, mentor & friend.

For information about testing attitudes & values, see “Getting Inside the EQA Inventory,” Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Stupski workshop presentation: Stupski PowerPoint Presentation

OECD Workshop

Forbes Article-beyond academic testing.

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/college_bound/2012/07/act_plans_to_roll_out_career_and_college_readiness_tests_for_3rd-10th_grades.html

New York selling student information

Could Your DNA Target You for Government Intervention?

Congress did not legislate any changes to the Privacy Laws to expand the access to personally identifiable records. Obama, the US Department of Education & Secretary Duncan, with a swipe of a pen, issued new regulations to be written. Please read the following changes to FERPA, Family Education Rights & Privacy Act.

This is the definition for Personally Identifiable Information or PII that should be a concern to every parent:

(a) The student’s name;
(b) The name of the student’s parent or other family members;
(c) The address of the student or student’s family;
(d) A personal identifier, such as the student’s social security number, student number, or biometric record;
(e) Other indirect identifiers, such as the student’s date of birth, place of birth, and mother’s maiden name;
(f) Other information that, alone or in combination, is linked or linkable to a specific student that would allow a reasonable person in the school community, who does not have personal knowledge of the relevant circumstances, to identify the student with reasonable certainty; or
(g) Information requested by a person who the educational agency or institution reasonably believes knows the identity of the student to whom the education record relates.

Biometric record,” as used in the definition for “personally identifiable information,” means a record of one or more measurable biological or behavioral characteristics that can be used for automated recognition of an individual. Examples include fingerprints; retina and iris patterns; voiceprints; DNA sequence; facial characteristics; and handwriting.

The shock begins in Florida. Parents in Polk County, Florida are outraged after learning that students in area schools had their irises scanned as part of a new security program without obtaining proper permission. Reuter’s announced on May 30, 2013,

“It simply takes a picture of the iris, which is unique to every individual,” Rob Davis, the school board’s senior director of support services, wrote home to parents in a letter dated May 23. “With this program, we will be able to identify when and where a student gets on the bus, when they arrive at their school location, when and what bus the student boards and disembarks in the afternoon. This is an effort to further enhance the safety of our students.The EyeSwipe-Nano is an ideal replacement for the card based system since your child will not have to be responsible for carrying an identification card,” he added.

Big Brother monitoring every move you make is suffocating. Think about the future of these students when they become adults. ‘Big Brother is Watching’ has new meaning.

The DNA sequencing of an individual child could also be considered “the learning genome.” This could be a way of detecting defects or government desired behaviors, in a student’s personality. Whether your child has strong attributes, aggressive behavior, shyness, low self-esteem, slow to adapt to change, or whatever, detection of these personality traits could be indicators & determinations for experimentation. Identifying a “bully” at school could have severe consequences. Will the school psychologist prescribe drugs &/or psychological therapy, perhaps a directed corrective curriculum or therapy in his or her IEP, individual plan, before your child has a chance to mature & develop. (I have included in NOTES, a link to a video of: “Can’t Control Genes, But Can Control Behavior”, a clinical psychologist that talks about the negative DNA identification possibilities) Kristene A. Doyle, Ph.D., Sc.D. at the Albert Ellis Institute
(albertellis.org/kristene-doyle-phd/ Kristene A. Doyle, Ph.D., Sc.D. is the Director of the Albert Ellis Institute (AEI). Dr. Doyle is also Director of Clinical Services and a licensed Staff Psychologist)

The old argument of nurture vs. nature comes into play. Are you born a “natural born killer?” Does your genetic make-up determine what you will do or how you will act in the future, or is your personality framed by your environment? Whatever the issue, the question that MUST be asked is, “Can government rightfully be able to target a child that hasn’t done anything wrong without due process?” This is a new direction for mental health in our schools. The Constitutional rights of parents & children are being trampled & no one can assure you that your child will be protected from these invasive techniques.

Will genetic mapping be used to detect “aggressive or evil” tendencies without due process? Can you be arrested for something you did not do but your genes may mark you for having future aggressive or criminal behavior? Obama has penned 23 executive orders at the Center for Disease Control, CDC, to research “gun violence” & mental health.

In January 2013, President Barack Obama issued these 23 executive orders directing federal agencies to improve knowledge of the causes of firearm violence, what might help prevent it, and how to minimize its burden on public health. One of these orders directed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to, along with other federal agencies, immediately begin identifying the most pressing problems in firearm violence research. The CDC and the CDC Foundation asked the IOM, in collaboration with the National Research Council, to convene a committee tasked with developing a potential research agenda that focuses on the causes of, possible interventions to, and strategies to minimize the burden of firearm-related violence. Priorities for Research to Reduce the Threat of Firearm-Related Violence focuses on the characteristics of firearm violence, risk and protective factors, interventions and strategies, the impact of gun safety technology, and the influence of video games and other media.

Obama calls on Congress to spend $100 million next year to map the brain.

Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, said new understandings about how the brain works may also provide leads for developing better computers. While current brain-scanning technologies can reveal the average activity of large populations of brain cells, the new project is aimed at tracking activity down to the individual cell and the tiny details of cell connections, he said

This is food for thought when the government does brain research & develops “interventions & strategies” digging deep into genetic markers that can be used in the future against its citizens. This is the danger of personal data in the hands of government when decisions are being made about you, that you have NO control over. Will the Columbine pair & Colorado movie killer be used to take away your freedom? Remember, Adam Lanza, who allegedly killed the 22 people in Sandy Hook, Connecticut has had his DNA researched by the CDC looking for an “evil gene.” So what happens if science can detect an “evil gene?” Will the National Security Agency be looking for “bad people” from blood types in personal records? In Obamacare records? A blood test is always done at birth. What happens next? “Minority Report” the movie comes to mind…determined at birth, fixed for life.

Who has access to our student & family personal data?
There are three main changes in FERPA that should be considered dangerous: the definitions of PII, who can redisclose data that was collected, & who can use or have access to the data collected.

Under FERPA, please note that a “contractor, consultant, volunteer, or other party to whom an agency or institution has outsourced institutional services or functions may be considered a school official under this paragraph….”.(99.30 B). In essence, the CDC, acting as a school official, can analyze your child’s DNA to determine if they MIGHT have an “evil gene” without your permission. Is that possible? Are there no protections?

Any disclosure is allowed to organizations conducting studies for, or on behalf of, educational agencies or institutions to:
(A) Develop, validate, or administer predictive tests;
(B) Administer student aid programs; or
(C) Improve instruction. 91.31 (6)(i)

Of course, improving instruction means the student will be monitored for meeting Common Core Standards. Corrective techniques are being researched by big business as you read this passage.

New regulations took effect January 3, 2012 that drastically change the law by under cutting any protections for PII, personally identifiable information, that can be released.
The new rules allows for “data sharing” beyond government agencies to any outside organization that is “evaluating ” or ” auditing” an educational program. The “unlocked” data on an individual is now allowed to be accessed by “others” deemed school officials other than the Strict guidelines that was proposed under the Hanson Memorandum which required that under the ‘‘audit or evaluation exception,’’ only an authorized representative of a State educational authority must be a party under the direct control of that authority, e.g., an employee or a contractor to access the data. Obama has allowed the Hanson Memorandum to be rescinded which opens the flood gates of data flowing to outside contractors.

The issue becomes, who has direct access? If Obama wants to study your child’s DNA, he can do it under these new provisions without your permission.

Lining the Pockets of Donors & Friends

Who’s making money on the data? If there is value, then someone must have a right to that value. Does this data have value? The Department of Education in collusion with “big data piggy business” that is promoting data mining could be defined as the taking of property without compensation similar to the government collecting phone records from Verizon, AT&T, Apple, Google, Facebook & others without due process. The testing & curriculum developers are in the same boat, whether PARCC, ACT, ETS, Smarter Balanced, Pearson Foundation, & Gates, all have access to your child’s data without your permission. Is it piracy to take what belongs to you (data on individual children)? Permission is granted to take data, but permission is not granted from those who produced it, nor is permission granted to those who want to know about it. Why should we wait for Congress to ‘rebalance’ our property rights? Do you have to wait before calling the police when your car has been stolen? And why should Congress deliberate at all about the merits of this theft? Do we ask whether the car thief had a good use for the car before we arrest him?”

There appears to be a concentration of power to control the uses of culture & data that has been unquestioningly accepted but there are consequences to this form of irruption by very powerful players. Government doesn’t make investments in firms without an “end customer” ready to test out that company’s products. Big data collection & big data trafficking by big business is feeding at the federal government trough. Our children & our country is at risk of being eaten alive. Parents have a right to be “angry birds.”

We must insist on an investigation.

It is our property & it should be protected just as any other property is protected. Lets review the “big data” sharing aspect of data trafficking. Students have personal records, take soft affective classes, & take state & national tests that have gone haywire beyond academics. It’s a psychological profile. Your local school or state/federal department of education through a “written agreement” can give this data to anyone for free. These testing contractors, curriculum developers, the Center for Disease Control, foundations, you name it, can use the data for research, to create curriculum & testing to sell back to the schools, testing programs in pre & post testing results to see if your child is changing to desired government goals, anything goes. Anyone can access your students files for any reason deemed how they define “educational!” Your child is the guinea pig for government & big business & it must be stopped. Plus, what happens in the future if DNA sequencing is allowed to be accessed by your government? Eugenics is not a pretty word. Can you trust the decisions of your government in place of you, the parent? Absolutely, NOT.

The questions of the day, “Will government make decisions on its own people that would determine an outcome not in the best interest of that person in the future?” or “Could government issue a directive against the will of a person who has done nothing wrong without due process? Can you be arrested for what you think?”
Our Constitution is being torn to shreds.

Request an investigation into FERPA. Dismantle the Department of Education. Stop funding NAEP & all test clones. Stop funding the CCSSO.
Stop the data trafficking.

NOTES

Historical documentation from, ‘The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America’ ,
by Charlotte Iserbyt, mentor & friend

Dossiers on Americans
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324478304578171623040640006.html
http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/12/gov-dossiers-on-us-citizens/?cid=4939864

http://rt.com/usa/school-scan-iris-students-023/

http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=18319

http://washington.cbslocal.com/2013/04/02/obama-calls-on-congress-to-spend-100m-next-year-to-map-brain

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2253797/DNA-Sandy-Hook-killer-Adam-Lanza-examined-evil-gene-study-kind-conducted-mass-murderer.html?ito=feeds

http://fora.tv/2010/03/09 Hardwired_for_Life, Kristene Doyle: Can’t Control Genes, But Can Control Behavior

July 28, 2013

FERPA, Privacy

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News Out of New York: Experts, Parents, Lawmakers Blast Database Providing Personal Student Information To Vendors March 14, 2013
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) –” A new national database that compiles personal student information for educational companies that contract with public schools is being blasted by privacy experts.

In turn, inBloom reportedly plans to put this private information on a data cloud and share it with for-profit vendors. The information will include personally identifiable information, including student names, test scores, grades, home addresses, email addresses, linked to grades, test scores, disciplinary and arrest records, special education status, race, economic status and health conditions, according to Class Size Matters, a non-profit organization that advocates for class size reduction in NYC’s public schools.”

What allowed this incident to happen? What exactly is in the records that were released? What authority was given to the schools or the state or federal departments of education to release this information to big business? This is only the beginning.

The Rape of Your Personal Records. It’s more than, ‘What grade did you get in Algebra?’ Or ‘Government tapping personal phone records & emails.’ It’s All about You.

Government has been listening to your conversations & scanning your emails. But, do they know how you think? Does the government know your predispositions of how you will act in the future or your thoughts? Let’s take a step by step process so you can easily understand what is at stake & how your neighborhood school is involved in collecting data about your family. Let’s define psychological.

psychology noun (Concise Encyclopedia)
“Scientific discipline that studies mental processes and behaviour in humans and other animals. Literally meaning “the study of the mind,” psychology focuses on both individual and group behaviour. Clinical psychology is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders. Other specialized fields of psychology include child psychology, educational psychology, sports psychology, social psychology, and comparative psychology. The issues studied by psychologists cover a wide spectrum, including learning, cognition, intelligence, motivation, emotion, perception, personality, and the extent to which individual differences are shaped by genetics or environment. The methods used in psychological research include observation, interviews, psychological testing, laboratory experimentation, and statistical analysis.”

So, if I told you the schools are doing psychological work-ups on children to change their personality & study their genetic make-up to change how they think or act, would you be upset? Would you be upset if I told you about a data base that collects this information & gives it to big business? Lets talk more about the process.

FERPA, Family Education Rights & Privacy Act, was unlocked & allows data to be gathered on your children & dispersed for research. The floodgates open up a trove of priceless personal data of not only what your child thinks, but what you as a parent think, too. Once psychological mapping is done of what your child thinks, the record will show what their parents taught them to think & believe. Psychological data is being collected in school records. Obama authorizes FERPA to Disclose & Distribute Personally Identifiable Information on Families & Students Without Congressional Authority. FERPA was amended & new regulations went into effect January 3, 2012, Family Education Rights & Privacy Act 34 CFR Part 99. These new regulations were written & put in place allowing access to all Personally Identifiable Information, PII, which means all records on students & families can be accessed by any organization to do research, experimentation & evaluations without your permission. But why? Why must every child be accessed in America & kwhy is this dangerous?

“Every child in America entering school at the age of five is insane because he comes to school with certain allegiances to our founding fathers, toward our elected officials, toward his parents, toward a belief in a supernatural being, and toward the sovereignty of this nation as a separate entity. It’s up to you as teachers to make all these sick children well – by creating the international child of the future.” Dr. Chester M. Pierce, Psychiatrist, address to the Childhood International Education Seminar, 1973

Using Clintons take on, ‘Its the economy , stupid!’ My comment is, “It’s about Mental Health, Stupid! ”

The ‘Race to the Top‘ models explicitly state that “authentic affective engagement” must be used for interpersonal & higher order thinking skills to be developed. What does this mean? Affective means attitudes & values. Interpersonal means your child’s personality & how he/she reacts to the world around them. Higher order thinking skills are value judgments, opinions, or decision making. This is the new term coined for brainwashing. Wipe the slate clean from what you have been taught by your parents, your grandparents, your minister, your elected officials. Learn new ways of thinking about your country, your God, your family. Your child is being primed as a global citizen that moves & thinks like a drone, together & in cooperation with each other.

So, what type of information is in those records? ‘Race To the Top’ programs & all software contractors & testing contractors can now easily move forward to create individualized education modules, testing, & curriculum referred to as “learning genomes.” Remember, the Common Core-College & Career Ready Standards are being approved in over 46 states. Federal funding, ESEA, Title I flexibility waivers, are being approved in almost all of the states bypassing No Child Left Behind. With federal money comes federal accountability.

The Next Generation Learning Innovation Labs contracted through CCSSO (Chief State School Officers) & the Stupski Foundation (which ceased operations in July 2012) were guinea pig models for these individualized programs where the money will eventually follow the child with the proposed changes in the federal Reauthorization of ESEA, Elementary & Secondary Education Act, & IDEA, (Special Ed), Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, regulations. The agenda will move forward by-passing local & state representative government when federal money directly goes to the child.

Why is this concept important? Because, in order to move toward global citizenship, the government must be able to access the individual. FERPA had to be expanded to allow access to individual records & to be able to start at a young age. What better place to start than in school & pre-school. Compulsory attendance makes it so. This is a “sea of change.” This is your country that is being taken over by rogue socialists who want to control people & this country entirely.

Of course we have seen this before in OBE & other named agendas. This time it is different. Never has the federal government been allowed to access the individual. Obamacare made this possible, thank you, Justice Roberts. Spoon feed the masses a little at a time. Research & scheme for years. Redefine terms. Start with a pilot, a model in a few states. Model states in the Stupski experiments were Kentucky, Maine, New York, Ohio, West Virginia, Wisconsin, & New Hampshire. The Obama model eliminates the Carnegie Unit, (ABCD& failure); eliminate grade bands, like sophomore, junior, senior, etc; & expand the time it takes to meet outcomes, there is no time limit. The new parameters expand the grouping from P-20…pre-natal to 20 years old. Preparations are being planned for college students also with a new degree program that older students must go through to graduate called the Degree Qualification Profile. Each child will have an individualized education plan to meet outcomes with pre-planned curriculum in individualized modules. This can only be done with technology to monitor progress & the computer for data trafficking. The new concept is called, “the world to one.” The Obama administration is covering all bases.

To prepare for the global workforce, we must first assess the student through testing, now called assessment. The definition of assessment is the value or worth of something or someone. Hence you have the definition of ‘human capital,” the worth of a person. The idea of the learning genome is primarily taking each child, their learning style, biographical data, medical records, & all student information for knowledge integration, to plan a precise & customized IEP, individualized student educational plan with pre & post testing & an assessment data library that will be pre-planned. Pre-planned means that the government has established what type of citizen is needed for global citizenship. No freedom loving Americans allowed. Performance assessments will be used & will be imbedded in the curriculum. This customized model ensures compliance to Common Core-College & Career Ready Standards. The technique used is mastery learning or Skinner’s operant conditioning modules to meet dumbed down world-class knowledge & drone skills for a global workforce. Mastery Learning uses operant conditioning which produces functional literates, much like Pavlov’s salivating dogs, & Skinner’s high achieving pigeons, which matches the child to their job potential or worth of creating monetary value for government. The implied intent is the “world to one” or each worker bee will be given a precise plan as his or her worth in the new global workforce.

How will children be remediated? In West Virginia, a Race to the Top model, the use of IDEA (Special Ed) funds allow Support For Personalized Learning or SPL. “This includes Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). Improving student academic and behavior outcomes is about ensuring all students have access to the most effective and accurately implemented instructional and behavioral practices and interventions possible. PBIS provides an operational framework for achieving these outcomes. More importantly, PBIS is not a curriculum, intervention, or practice, but is a decision-making framework that guides selection, integration and implementation of the best evidence-based academic and behavioral practices for improving important academic and behavior outcomes for all students.” West Virginia is on the path to “cookie cutter kids.”

With the loosening of data sharing possibilities, our children’s lives will be totally exposed, our privacy will be stripped, & the access to our children in the classrooms to be forced to conform to extreme leftist agendas through technology, will be “fait accompli.” It will be very difficult for a parent to grasp what is being taught in the classroom & there are no protections to shield your child from the aggressive model to change their attitudes & behavior toward this global communion.

The massive student & family privacy risks and the agency’s lack of legal authority to make changes to the privacy law without explicit Congressional intent has broad & damaging implications for the individual. Personal information now can be shared with any organization with a written agreement in any educational program from birth thru adult. In other words, Obama had the regulations amended & opened the flood-gates of data sharing on our children & our families. There are no federal protections for you & your family whatsoever.

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