April 13, 2018

Department of Education Data Breeching Far Worse than Cambridge Analytics

Timothy Birdnow

While the media and their liberal allies are screaming bloody murder about Cambridge Analystics gettinf Facebook data, they conventiently ignore the theft of children's online data by corporations IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

Michelle Malkin has the story:

"Facebook is just one of the tech giants partnering with the U.S. Department of Education and schools nationwide in pursuit of student data for meddling and profit. Google, Apple, Microsoft, Pearson, Knewton, and many more are cashing in on the Big Data boondoggle. State and federal educational databases provide countless opportunities for private companies exploiting public schoolchildren subjected to annual assessments, which exploded after adoption of the tech industry-supported Common Core "standards,” tests, and aligned texts and curricula.

The recently passed Every Student Succeeds Act further enshrined government collection of personally identifiable information — including data collected on attitudes, values, beliefs and dispositions — and allows release of the data to third-party contractors thanks to Obama-era loopholes carved into the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act.

And the so-called school-to-work pipeline creates endless avenues into taxpayer coffers for firms pitching data-gathering initiatives to "align” student learning with "skill sets” and "competencies” desired by corporations."

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All of this started during the Obama era and was, quite frankly, the commoditization of our children for the fun and profit of the Education Industrial Complex.

There is absolutely nothing as hypocrital as America's Progressives.

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