Tag Archives: Data collection

Parents, On gun control teach your kids about reality, not rhetoric

A look at the Reality and the Rhetoric around gun control, background checks and mental illness.
Who decides what illnesses are used? What criteria?

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Like most parents with children in school, I worry about what they are learning and doing all day. I also worry about their safety. Violence and crime in schools is on the rise and I’ve written about the troubling fight incidents going on in my own school district.

Like other parents, I also worry about the idea of a shooter coming into my kid’s school. Schools are the ultimate soft target. They are largely unguarded, especially elementary schools and middle schools.

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Fed Lawsuit: Yes, ACT and College Board Can Sell Your Child’s Data

Yesterday, the news broke that the ACT and College Board had won a federal suit filed against them.

Yes, we can sell you kid’s data to third parties.. @michellemalkin @instapundit @manateespirit https://t.co/kUxYFB4W5I

— A.P. Dillon – LL1885 (@LadyLiberty1885) November 20, 2015

ACT and the College Board won. The kids and parents of America lost. Continue reading

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KEA Pilot Cost: $511,360

The Kindergarten Entry Assessment pilot conducted in half of North Carolina’s elementary schools in the 2014-15 school year apparently cost $511,360.

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Pearson Is Everywhere: Data Security Worries

Welcome back to Pearson is Everywhere!

Last time we looked at Protests, Financial Advice and Powerschool.

Today, we find that Pearson is worried about the security of their data. Continue reading

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#DM7 Article: Big Brother For Social Justice

This is a repost of my weekly Da Tech guy column: Big Brother For Social Justice Continue reading

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‘Gaming’ The Education of Our Children

There is a two-part series on ‘Gaming’ and the push for ‘digital learning’ over at the Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research which are written by Mary Grabar.

I encourage readers to go and read both articles all the way through:

TRANSFORMING EDUCATION BEYOND COMMON CORE: ARNE DUNCAN’S “CLASSROOM OF THE FUTURE”
TRANSFORMING EDUCATION BEYOND COMMON CORE: GETTING THE WORD OUT ABOUT GAMING FOR SOCIAL CHANGE

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Parents, Are You Watching Data Collection Expansion Bills #HB401 and #HB767?

I sounded the alarm several weeks ago on HB 401, which is titled “Authorize Data Sharing for NCLDS”. This bill will give multiple state agencies access to student data stored in the Statewide Longitudinal Database System (SLDS).

From what I understand, HB 401 will heard by Rules, Calendar, and Operations committee of the House tomorrow. So will a related bill, HB767 (SB560).

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