Monthly Archives: February 2016

Introduction to data mining our kids

Moms Alyson Williams, Jenni White, Alisa Ellis and Christel Swasey, of Utah and Oklahoma, chat in a Google Hangout about their concerns and experiences with government data mining children without parental consent. This also appears on Common Core: Education Without Representation.

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Why Common Core math is not as easy as riding a bike

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It is quite possible that if the CCSSI had only focused on reading and writing first, the public might not have noticed or cared much about the standards. The lack of good grammatical skills might easily be blamed on modern … Continue reading

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SBAC: Quagmire of Poor Technological Design

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  In the last 10 years, so many changes have taken place in education it is hard to keep up with everything.  And the changes just keep coming at an every quickening pace.  Assessments have changed and continue to change … Continue reading

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Common Does Not Equal Excellent

“Common Does Not Equal Excellent”: New Report Sheds Light on Deficiencies of Common Core’s Math Standards (Washington, D.C.) – The American Principles Project Foundation has just published a new report, “Common Does Not Equal Excellent.” Focusing on the K-8 Common … Continue reading

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CA Releases Student Information

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A non-profit in California successfully sued the state in order to obtain personal data on all students in the state.  Could that happen in Washington State?  Would an organization in Washington even need to sue the state to obtain data?  … Continue reading

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Emails reveal the “Gates Machine” in action after the Washington State Supreme Court’s decision that charter schools are unconstitutional

Originally posted on Seattle Education:
    Is the Gates Foundation an invisible fourth branch of Washington’s state government? (Please note, as of 8:40 PM on 2/8/2015, more emails have been received. I will go through them as quickly as…

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