Michelle Malkin’s Friday column on how the feds hope to use data collected for Common Core for all sorts of questionable purposes may shock millions of Americans from their collective slumber over the giant federal effort to remake and take over American public education.
Research fellow Joy Pullmann at The Heartland Institute points to a February Department of Education report on its data-mining plans that contemplates the use of creepy student monitoring techniques such as “functional magnetic resonance imaging” and “using cameras to judge facial expressions, an electronic seat that judges posture, a pressure-sensitive computer mouse and a biometric wrap on kids’ wrists.
The DOE report exposes the big lie that Common Core is about raising academic standards by revealing its progressive designs to measure and track children’s “competencies” in “recognizing bias in sources,” “flexibility,” “cultural awareness and competence,” “appreciation for diversity,” “empathy,” “perspective taking, trust (and) service orientation.”
That’s right. School districts and state governments are pimping out highly personal data on children’s feelings, beliefs, “biases” and “flexibility” instead of doing their own jobs imparting knowledge – or minding their own business.
The massive student is database funded with stimulus money and money from the Gates foundation,
Malkin also notes that a nonprofit startup InBloom, Inc. will be operating the database which is compiling everything from health-care histories, income information and religious affiliations to voting status, blood types and homework completion.
Parents have already revolted in against InBloom’s efforts in New York.
In addition to New York, the company has contracts with eight other states. One of those states is North Carolina.