The biggest proponents of Big Data in education believe collecting the most intimate details about your child and family will help them engineer society, Jane Robbins says in this interview with the Daily Caller's Ginni Thomas.
“Common Core is not a political issue. It’s an issue of their children,” said Robbins, a fellow for the American Principles Project. “You can mess with a lot of things. You can have the IRS going after people. You can have the NSA spying on people, but when you start to mess with people’s children, they start to pay attention.”
Robbins coauthored a 60-page report for the Pioneer Institute, titled "Cogs in the Machine: Big Data, Common Core and National Testing." See her give highlights from the report below.
Parents have filed a lawsuit on behalf of seven children against New York's union-backed tenure rules, after a California judge in a similar suit agreed the rules send the worst teachers to the neediest students.
Former Washington DC education chancellor Michelle Rhee joins the Wall Street Journal's Opinion Journal to discuss the lawsuit and how incredibly difficult it is to fire a bad teacher.
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Gov. Jay Nixon has signed a bill that would replace national Common Core education mandates with Missouri’s own set of educational criteria. House Bill 1490 would abolish the Common Core standards by the 2016-2017 school year and establish new state standards with a built-in process for revision.
“HB 1490 can be simplified to three words: sovereignty, privacy, and flexibility,” said the chief sponsor of the bill, Rep. Kurt Bahr (R-St. Charles).
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