Education News Scoop Dec. 20, 2018

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! All (well, maybe just a wee bit) the news that’s fit to print… and even more that isn’t but is printed anyway. Of the articles I come across, some may be worth sharing even if I, and possibly you, aren’t supportive of what is being reported. There may be something of interest to you in this line up of articles.

To better enjoy the holiday season I am going to stay off the grid as much as possible.  Activity on The Underground Parent will resume after the first of the year.

Like the Common Core, the Personalized Learning promoters are pushing their “program” on people who haven’t asked for it and may not want it.  Be sure to read the comments.

Not adding up: Almost 2,400 NC teachers fail state exam

Chalkbeat has followed this issue in Indiana for some time now.  I have not seen any information about the number of students in other states enrolled in online only programs.

Tech Talk and Facebook Follies

Due to Langer’s project funding coming from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, there is likely to be strong international pushback – particularly in India – where seven children died during clinical testing of HPV vaccines on children in state-run boarding houses for the poor — often whose parents were illiterate and didn’t know what they were signing, according to a lawsuit that came before the India Supreme Court.

Do you see any potential for this to be misused?  This question is asked at the end of the article: “Would you allow your newborn baby to be injected with these time released mega-dose of vaccine microparticles?”

Gates, Bezos Among Billionaires Backing Alphabet Energy Spinoff

Facebook defends allowing third parties to access user messages

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