Category: Student Data & Privacy

Indiana Governor signs bill to repeal Common Core

Indiana Governor signs bill to repeal Common Core

| March 25, 2014 | Reply

On Monday, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed a bill to repeal Common Core.  From the Indianapolis Star “Less than four years after Indiana became an early adopter of the national Common Core education standards, Gov. Mike Pence signed legislation Monday making Indiana the first state to opt out of the controversial school guidelines. But the […]

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Stop Common Core Action Plan

Stop Common Core Action Plan

| March 21, 2014 | Reply

Action Plan for Parents and Concerned Citizens: 1.  For parents, opt-out of ALL  Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBAC).  The  field assessments begin next week, March 24.  These are pilot assessments for the benefit of corporate profiteers and DC.  There should be no consequences to your child for opting out.  Here’s a form you can print out […]

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Joint Hearing on Assessments

Joint Hearing on Assessments

| February 6, 2014 | Reply

Due to the snow many were not able to attend the event and hearing at the Capital.   Here is a video of the entire hearing.  Thank you to those who made the journey and stayed to testify.  We appreciate it!  

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Gov. Snyder is Outsourcing Student Data

Gov. Snyder is Outsourcing Student Data

| September 9, 2013 | Reply

Are you and your children tired of all the high-stakes testing being done in school?  Do you want to provide input on the new computer-adaptive Smarter Balanced Assessments aligned with the Common Core that are coming to your local school?  There will be a public session on the assessments this Wednesday,  Sept 10, 2013.    But […]

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Constructing the P-20 Federalized Education Pathway

Constructing the P-20 Federalized Education Pathway

| September 6, 2013 | Reply

Governor Snyder said in 2011, ” It is time that we view our educational system which runs from pre-natal to lifelong learning. It’s time to start talking about P-20 instead of just K-12. We need to establish a system that focuses on real achievement for all of our children.” The P-20 education system has been […]

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Building a Cradle-to-Career Data System Continues

Building a Cradle-to-Career Data System Continues

| August 6, 2013 | Reply

Michigan Department of Education was awarded a $400,000 grant for PRE-SCHOOL student data system. LANSING — The Michigan Department of Education received a $400,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to begin development of a student data system for pre-kindergarten children, the department announced Tuesday…. The system is intended to allow state agencies to share […]

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Duncan’s “wacky” Data Mining linked to Common Core

Duncan’s “wacky” Data Mining linked to Common Core

| July 9, 2013 | Reply

In his speech to news editors at their annual convention, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said, When the critics can’t persuade you that the Common Core is a curriculum, they make even more outlandish claims. They say that the Common Core calls for federal collection of student data. For the record, we are not allowed […]

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Duncan’s Denial

Duncan’s Denial

| July 1, 2013 | 2 Replies

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan gave a speech at the American Society of News Editors Annual Convention Secretary Duncan said, “The Common Core has become a rallying cry for fringe groups that claim it is a scheme for the federal government to usurp state and local control of what students learn. An op-ed in the […]

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Data Tracking and Common Core

Data Tracking and Common Core

| June 14, 2013 | Reply

One of the major controversies related to the Common Core standards is whether or not data collection is part of the standards.   Proponents of the Common Core and the website vehemently and explicitly deny it. There are no data collection requirements of states adopting the CCSS. Standards define expectations for what students should know and […]

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Common Core Video Primer

Common Core Video Primer

| April 25, 2013 | Reply

Do you want to learn more about the Common Core State Standards? Jane Robbins of American Principles Project offers a helpful five-part video primer.

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