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Opt Out: “The Data We’re Receiving Would Look Like Swiss Cheese”, The Easter Egg At A Congressional Hearing On Student Privacy

28 Mar

I think it’s time to sharpen our pitchforks and boil the oil.

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On Tuesday, the Education and Workforce Committee held a Congressional hearing called “Strengthening Education Research and Privacy Protections to Better Serve Students”.  With one parent advocate, one data guy from the Georgia Department of Education, and two corporate schills (yes, there were two, more on that one later).  The hearing was stacked with U.S. Representatives who are, shall we say, sympathetic to the data-testing regime.  We all know the type!

If you looked at the witness list for who was giving testimony at this hearing on the EdWorkforce website, you can see who they were:

WitnessList

So who are these people?  Rachael Strickland is the co-founder and co-chair of the Parent Coalition for Student Privacy.  Neil Campbell is the Policy Director for Next Generation Reforms at the Foundation for Excellence in Education (Jeb Bush’s company).  Jane Hannaway is with the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University.  Robert Swiggum…

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Posted by on March 28, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

2 responses to “Opt Out: “The Data We’re Receiving Would Look Like Swiss Cheese”, The Easter Egg At A Congressional Hearing On Student Privacy

  1. ciedie aech

    March 29, 2016 at 11:22

    Ah, the age-old blame-the-teachers game:. First blame teachers for student test scores, and then make sure that some of the students will ALWAYS fail. Then, fire teachers, hire new ones, fire those — and hire some more. Make those ESSA-validated teacher-factory owners rich, rich, rich!

     
    • Lloyd Lofthouse

      March 29, 2016 at 16:27

      That is exactly what the corporate public education demolition derby has been doing for decades.

       

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