Taking Back America By Taking Back Our Schools
As I stated in my testimony in the Senate Education Committee on SB1466 ("Smart School Technology Program"), which thankfully did not pass, what is your department going to do to ensure student privacy under Common Core under the Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) or any future on-line schooling that is proposed? This is the vision of Pearson Publishing in their "Connected Learning" and the Gates Foundation in their "inBloom" software to share student data. I do not give my consent to share any student data with other states, the federal government nor these companies that will make loads of money off my children with their new vision for "student connected learning!"
Pearson's vision for Connected Learning:
InBloom was funded by a $100M grant from the Gates Foundation to contract with school districts and states to store over 400 data points which can then be shared with other non profits, companies and governmental agencies. Here is a screen capture of InBloom's vision for our children:
In this March 2013 report by the Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI), here is a chart which shows the role of inBloom:
Please respond to this request and my previous request on Common Core test data detailing how we have seen an improvement in student test scores that can be directly correlated to Common Core.
Hopefully others can see the images - my computer won't cooperate. However, I was able to see Jennifer's letter with pictures via an email. Great job. The data worship makes me ill.