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Coalition Urges Congress to Protect Data & Psychological Privacy

Education Liberty Watch, American Principles Project, & Eagle Forum lead national coalition urging Congress to protect data & psychological privacy. Washington, D.C. – This week Education Liberty Watch, American Principles Project (APP), and Eagle Forum, along with leaders from more than 100 organizations, … Continue reading

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USDoE’s Digital Promise and Facebook team up for student databadges and Gates funded DQC group is lobbying Congress to weaken FERPA, again.

The following article was originally posted on the Missouri Education Watchdog.  It is reposted here with permission from the author, Cheri Kiesecker. Trick or treat Two-fer today. The Data Quality Campaign, funded by Bill Gates is lobbying Congress to further weaken … Continue reading

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“Spying on Students”: New Report Details Threats to Student Privacy

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The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has published a report called Spying on Students: School-Issued Devices and Student Privacy. The report is free of incomprehensible technical jargon, making it easy to read and understand. The EFF conducted a survey on student … Continue reading

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Why Privacy Matters

A number of articles related to privacy, student privacy, data collection, and data mining are posted on this site.  If interested, you can do a search using the search box in the right hand column. The other day, a friend … Continue reading

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“Noncognitive” Factors: Are they Fair Game for Data Collection and Instruction?

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In February 2013, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology released a draft of Promoting Grit, Tenacity, and Perseverance: Critical Factors for Success in the 21st Century. To many who were aware of this report, it was alarming … Continue reading

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What do Teachers Really Think of Common Core?

An excellent letter written by a teacher in Utah and shared by whatiscommoncore.wordpress.com. Perhaps we need to talk with the teachers at our local schools and see if  this is how they really feel. http://whatiscommoncore.wordpress.com/2013/05/08/yet-another-teacher-speaks-out-a-letter-to-utah-legislature/

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Common Core Background – White Paper

We just found this excellent white paper on the background of Common Core, and a look at the standards themselves which was posted at Truth in American Education. While it is long (44 pages), you might want to read it … Continue reading

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What Information Will be Collected on Your Child and You?

We have been hearing from lots of people that one of the main concerns about Common Core is the intrusive data mining, and in particular, what information is being collected about your child. An unbelievable 533 pieces of data will … Continue reading

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Petition to Stop Common Core in WA State

Are you against the a common Core State Standards and want your voice heard? Please take a moment to read and sign the petition to stop Common Core in Washington State. You can find the petition here. The most important … Continue reading

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Where Did Common Core Come From, Part 1

How did Common Core State Standards get started? This is part 1 of a series of articles written to give some background to how CCSS were created, how they got into our schools, and who is involved in their creation. … Continue reading

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