This piece looks at six steps taken by the federal government to facilitate the massive data collection that goes hand in hand with Race to the Top driven education. Some of it is surprising. You may think that FERPA keeps student data locked up tight, but while nobody was watching, FERPA was changed, and private student data is no longer quite as private as you thought it was.
You will notice (if you haven’t already) that opposition to the current high-stakes test-driven Common Core encoded education comes from many parts of the political spectrum. Today’s column comes from a blog connected to Three Moms Against Common Core, a trio of conservative activists in Utah. The three women are college-educated prodigious researchers; they do their homework.