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David vs Goliath In #NCed

The Big Ed Complex of ‘education non-profits’ backed by left leaning groups and the NC Chamber of Commerce have been pushing Common Core in North Carolina.

Meet the grassroots group who has developed a plan to revamp the standards in the state…

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#SB534: Study Student Online Data Privacy

On March 26th, Senator Chad Barefoot filed SB 535 (Study Student Online Data Privacy).
The bill would form a study committee to inspect and investigate issues around the protection of multiple aspects of student data being collected in North Carolina, including what third parties have access, disclosure and protection process and Cloud based data.

In 2014, Senator Barefoot authored a student data privacy bill (SB 815) which was signed into law. Given the invasive nature and data collection inherent in HB 13 and the data collection machine in use by NC DPI currently, this study of student data is very timely.
The filed text is brief:

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#NCGA Bill Would Change Legislator Terms, Elections

A bill filed on March 11th would alter the length of a term for legislators and includes language to change upcoming elections.

SB 271 (Four-Year Term for GA/Limit Consecutive Terms) opening language reads:

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Pearson Is Everywhere: Who Writes These Tests, Anyhow?

Welcome Back to another installment of Pearson Is Everywhere!

Last time, we talked about the The ‘Turn Around’ Schools Program. Today, we’re taking a look at job opportunities at Pearson. In particular, test writers. Continue reading

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#SB480 Would Block Politicking In Schools. NCAE and Progress NC’s ‘AimHigher’ Hardest Hit?

Senate bill 480 seeks to limit the political activity of school officials, administrators and teachers on school campuses.

News and Record hilariously quotes ‘just a Spanish teacher’ Todd Warren and omits his occupying, socialism, Moral Monday arrest and involvement with the NCAE’s protest arm, Organize 2020.

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