Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Obama: First,Take Over Education, Then Track Your Kid's Progress

Last year, the Obama administration asked states to adopt a set of “Common Core” national standards in K-12 language arts and mathematics...The Common Core standards represent a potentially enormous change in who controls what millions of public school students are taught...read more.

Would it bother you to know that...the federal Department of Education and Department of Labor scrutinized your son’s academic performance to see if he should be “encouraged” to leave high school early to learn a trade? Would you think the government was intruding on your territory as a parent?

Under regulations the Obama Department of Education released this month, these scenarios could become reality. The department has taken a giant step toward creating a de facto national student database that will track students by their personal information from preschool through career. Read more.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Here is a nice "public private partnership" the feds could use as a bridge from K-12 to college. Basically, no school will accept you if you don't take the ACT or SAT, so this is a mandate: http://thechoice.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/28/sats-student-photo-database-draws-comparisons-to-facebook-profiles/