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5. Its data-mining is particularly intrusive, and dangerous to constitutional rights

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Obama has you Cornered with K-12 Test Data

By Ty Wright The Race to the Top Initiative created an opportunity for President Barack Obama’s administration to wrest control over K-12 testing — from the international level to the classroom level — aligning most testing to Common Core standards. The Race to the Top Initiative created an opportunity for President Barack Obama’s administration to […]

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Delaware Passes Bill Allowing Opt Out of Common Core Mandated Tests

 By Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.   The Delaware legislature has passed a bill permitting parents to have their kids opt out of Common Core-mandated standardized tests. The legislation — House Bill 50 — was introduced in March by state Representative John Kowalko, a Democrat, and state Senator David Lawson, a Republican. After months of wrangling over the […]

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Board Shortens Common Core-Aligned Tests Known as PARCC

By Emma Brown  The Common Core-aligned tests that made their debut in 11 states and the District this spring will be approximately 90 minutes shorter next year, a change that comes after parents, teachers and school administrators expressed frustration with the amount of time devoted to the new exams. The governing board of the Partnership […]

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Common Core Standards: Parcc Test-Maker Monitors Students’ Social Media During Test Periods

By  Marcy Kreiter Students taking practice Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (Parcc) test measuring common-core educational progress. The company publishing the test, Pearson, monitors students’ social media during test periods. Courtesy parcconling.org New Jersey lawmakers Monday demanded the educational publishing giant Pearson explain why it monitors the social media of […]

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Common Core a Sold Mine for Feds

Are you keeping track of the government’s Common Core standards for education? If you’re not, you can rest (un)easy that the government be keeping track of your children. You’ve heard about the Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI) and its lack of parental involvement. However, there is more to this government-run education agenda than curriculum […]

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NSA OPS ‘WALK IN PARK’ NEXT TO PLANS TO TRACK KIDS

By WND Watchdog says personal details about attitudes collected, measured, assessed The spying on Americans by the National Security Agency and the Internal Revenue Service’s attacks on conservative groups are “like a walk in the park” compared to government plans to track school children, says a prominent national education researcher, analyst and Johns Hopkins-trained pediatrician. […]

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Major Expose on Common Core Data Mining and Psychological Manipulation

By Education Liberty Watch WorldNetDaily, the major national and international website did an in-depth article about the dangerous Common Core linked psychological manipulation and data mining.  They interviewed Dr. Karen Effrem, president of Education Liberty Watch,  and Jane Robbins of the American Principles Project.  Here are some excerpts: Dr. Karen Effrem, president of the national watchdog […]

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Education? No, it’s about data-mining ‘Opt out’ movement surges in response to Common Core Read more

By Leo Hohmann The Obama administration, shortly after taking control of the federal bureaucracy, changed student privacy laws so that government can track their progress from “cradle to career,” monitoring everything from math and reading skills to values, opinions and attitudes. More and more people don’t like that. And they are just saying “no” to […]

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