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 May 11, 2015  Healthcare, U.S., Youth & Schools

Motoko Rich reports:

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. — In this small suburb outside Milwaukee, no one in the Menomonee Falls School District escapes the rigorous demands of data.

Custodians monitor dirt under bathroom sinks, while the high school cafeteria supervisor tracks parent and student surveys of lunchroom food preferences. Administrators record monthly tallies of student disciplinary actions, and teachers post scatter plot diagrams of quiz scores on classroom walls. Even kindergartners use brightly colored dots on charts to show how many letters or short words they can recognize.

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  1. School Districts Are Spying On Everything Your Child Does: “Anything That Can Be Counted Or Measured Will Be”

    Your kids food preferences are being spied on!

    So a private company not a DHS front, wink, wink has infiltrated our pre-school educational system and is using brightly colored dots on charts to grade them!

    Some school districts, taking a cue from the NSA/DHS, are fully embracing metrics, recording and analyzing every scrap of information related to school operations. Their goal is to allegedly improve everything from school bus routes and classroom cleanliness to reading comprehension and knowledge of algebraic equations.

    Every 45 days, teachers and administrators submit data-rich spying reports — filled with items like bar charts and quiz score records — to the school board, not DQC or DHS wink, wink. Once a week, teachers are forced to assemble after school to review the spy data together.

    “Anything that can be counted or measured will be.”

    In Jenks, Okla., for example, the school district tracks how often teachers use photocopiers.

    This is not ‘Common Core’ Bill Gates/DHS national spying on kids program. Common Core has been called America’s most dangerous spying program due to it’s sheer invasive and comprehensive nature.

    This is a second and equally disturbing surveillance program.

    “We’ve been making most decisions up until now by anecdote or by hunch or who had the greatest sales pitch or what worked when I was in school,” said Aimee Rogstad Guidera, the president of the Data Quality Campaign (DQC), a nonprofit advocacy group. For many teachers, using data, she said, is “a cultural shift.”

    Below is an excerpt from DCQ’s Who We Are:

    “DQC now leads a partnership of nearly 100 organizations committed to realizing the vision of an education system in which all stakeholders—from parents to policymakers—are empowered with high-quality data from the early childhood, K–12, postsecondary, and workforce systems to make decisions that ensure every student graduates high school prepared for success in college and the workplace.”

    Here’s a better explanation of ‘DCQ’s Who We Are’ DCQ now works directly with nearly 100 DHS fronts to make a “high-quality’ comprehensive biography of EVERY student from early childhood and on into the workforce. DHS/DCQ will know EVERYTHING about your child, even more than your own parents.

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