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Rotten to the Core: The Feds' Invasive Student Tracking Database

AKFred1 Wrote: Mar 08, 2013 1:00 PM
Wow I was going to write something about how kids think they know it all. Ask them how the technology behind their smartphones works. Get ready for the deer in the headlight look. You will probably get something along the lines of "we just know how to use the tech so much better that old people do". Thats what mine tell me. They are so smart, thats why they are still looking for jobs.
Daddio7 Wrote: Mar 08, 2013 9:01 PM
If you're so good at it find five or six jobs and hand them out at the employment office. I remember when the jobs section in my small town newspaper was over two pages, now there is only six or seven jobs listed and most of them are for over the road truck drivers or nursing home attendants.
AKFred1 Wrote: Mar 08, 2013 1:45 PM
I am self taught. I work with both hardware and software. 30 years + in the electronics field. Can't make a living out of repairing TV's these days. Cheaper to buy a big screen then it is to repair.
Ann Anon Wrote: Mar 08, 2013 1:25 PM
And since they spend their school days with other kids experimenting with their phones they are better users of the technology and when they damage said phone the grownups will buy them another one. If the rest of us went to classes in our elementary schools on how to utilize computers (phones are computers) we too would be as good as the kids. Or you can go to your own private guess and press school of computer learning. It works pretty well I have found.
(This is the fourth installment of a continuing series on nationalized academic standards known as the "Common Core.")

While many Americans worry about government drones in the sky spying on our private lives, Washington meddlers are already on the ground and in our schools gathering intimate data on children and families.

Say goodbye to your children's privacy. Say hello to an unprecedented nationwide student tracking system, whose data will apparently be sold by government officials to the highest bidders. It's yet another encroachment of centralized education bureaucrats on local control and parental rights under the banner of "Common Core."

As the American Principles Project,...