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Give me just one generation of youth, and I'll transform the whole world.”-Vladimir Lenin

 

GOP Senator Cornyn Co-Sponsors Police State Bill

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D July 6, 2018 

Recently Texas U. S. Senator John Cornyn signed onto the College Transparency Act of 2017 (S.1121) that will overturn the ban on a federal student data system and establish lifelong tracking of individuals by the federal government. Proponents of the bill are licking their chops, claiming that support from the second ranking GOP Senator signals passage. 

The bill purports to be about transparency and analysis of Federal aid programs, college majors and future earnings. Yet the facts below show there is far more to the bill than what the public is being told. 

  • All enrollees in higher education will have their personally identifiable information (PII) collected without notice or consent, right to opt out, or right to review and correct data.

  • All private student data will be shared among multiple federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Federal Student Aid; Social Security Administration; Census Bureau; and Departments of Treasury, Defense, and Veterans Affairs -- with others likely to be added.

  • All of the collected data along with data already held by federal agencies will be stored in a central federal database and routinely updated – in perpetuity.

  • There are no limits on the purposes for using the data.

  • The Commissioner of Education Statistics is required to periodically review the data elements and add more as needed.

  • Even though data provided to researchers is without identification, it's easy to identify the individual.

  • It does not mandate security audits and encryption and protocols for detection and notification of security breaches or address limits on data retention and minimization.

  • There is no reason for the federal government to collect data on college students because each public, private and for-profit two-year and four-year institution reports data about all students who entered a degree or certificate program, whether or not they are enrolled full-time or are first-time students. 

This brings up the question, then, about why the federal government needs personally identifiable information about a student. Or why it is involved in federal aid to students. Or even why it is involved in higher education, a right that is left to the states under the Tenth Amendment. 

Critics of the bill, including Congresswoman Dr. Virginia Foxx who authored the 2008 amendment that bans a student database, are highly concerned about the total loss of our Fourth Amendment right to privacy if the ban is overturned. 

They have good reason to fear because the federal government has a long track record of lying to the American people about their seizing unconstitutional control over a function, demanding data, and then stripping people of their Constitutional rights through strangling regulations over their lives. 

The D.C. establishment lied about the No Child Left Behind reauthorization of the unconstitutional Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 and the latest reauthorization, Every Student Succeeds Act. Despite claims to the contrary, these bills seized more federal control over education while demanding massive quantities of data on students. 

To accomplish this, the feds required each state to create a longitudinal database system to store PII that is collected during standardized testing and while children are using online curriculum programs. 

Once there is a national student database, it will be a simple matter to connect all state databases with the national database. And there you have it. A dossier on each person like that found in China and other totalitarian nations. 

If the College Transparency Act of 2017 passes, the federal government will be able to track you throughout your life using education, financial, medical, employment, wage, and workforce data. 

It's unlikely the D.C. swamp is going to listen to the people and stop this Orwellian bill dead in its tracks. It's up to the American people to put populism on steroids and take back what we have ceded to this behemoth government.

Merge Federal Departments? Better to Abolish Them

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. June 28, 2018 World Net Daily

President Donald Trump wants to combine the Education and Labor Departments into a single Department of Education and the Workforce. The DEW would “centralize and better coordinate Federal efforts to train the American workforce.” 

Let's be clear. It is not the role of federal government to train the American workforce. 

Top down workforce engineering is dangerous for the economic health of our nation. Does the federal government really know how many janitors or accountants we will need in 15-20 years? Is the government going to force people to prepare for a specific career or trade just because they are needed on a government approved job? Will the government decide where they will work and live? 

Electronic Screen Media Creating Mental Health Problems for Kids

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. June 17, 2018 

Research shows the use of electronic screen media is having biological and psychological health effects on children including reduced intelligence, increased ADHD, autism, anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, and cancer. 

The American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Communications and Media points out that children are experiencing unprecedented screen violence not just on television, but also on computers, video games and touch-screen devices. They note that such exposure has been clearly linked to aggressive behavior, aggressive thoughts, aggressive feelings and physiological arousal. 

Addictive Video Games Pushed Into Public Schools By Silicon Valley & U.S. Government

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D.   June 8, 2018 

Nearly all teen shooters over the past two decades have played many hours of violent games that reward players for being proficient at killing.  While attention is being focused on violent recreational video games, the bigger problem is being ignored.  

Will Education Derivatives Be the Next Wall Street Crash?

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. June 1, 2018 

Education is becoming a tradeable market that does not concern itself with educating children. 

Silicon Valley titans are partnering with investors to develop products and services. The annual ASU-GSV Summit for education technology is a must-attend event where venture capitalists meet with executives from education start-ups to review new personalized or adaptive learning systems for students. 

Well-endowed foundations are partnering with large investors to seed a national market while a shift in education policy allows massive amounts of data to be collected for these investments.

Gates, Zuckerberg Team Up to Explore Kids' Brain Functions

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. May 15, 2018

Billionaire tech moguls Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg are teaming up to inflict more damage on the unsuspecting American public.

The Bill and Melinda Foundation and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative want to pool their cool billions to explore kids' brain functions and math and writing – key areas of classroom learning that are crucial for academic success. They're focusing on children who have difficulty in learning.

Priscilla Chan is a pediatrician. Let's hope she knows how successful the old-fashioned cursive writing is for brain enhancement.

Is America A Democracy?

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. April 27, 2018

It’s quite common nowadays to hear liberals and even uninformed conservatives call America a democracy. Yet we are neither a democracy nor a representative democracy.

By definition, in a democracy what the majority feels is the rule. The Founders described this scenario as “mobocracy.” Contrast that with a republic where the general population elects representatives who pass laws. The nation is governed by rule of law, not what the majority feels at a given moment.

What Is Dallas Council Hiding In their Frenzy Over Confederate Monuments?

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. April 22, 2018

Last September the Dallas City Council quickly removed the Robert E. Lee statue, a magnificent bronze equestrian sculpture, and now they want to bulldoze the Confederate War Memorial located in Pioneer Park Cemetery. They plan to erect a lynching memorial, explaining they want to forget the past and bring racial harmony to Dallas. Yet they provide fake details about the lynching.

Thousands of Android Apps Track Children, Break Federal Law

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. April 22, 2018 World Net Daily

Thousands of free Android educational apps available in the Google Play store are tracking children in violation of a major federal data-privacy law, exposing kids to targeted ads and automatic profiling.

The study, “Won’t Somebody Think of the Children,” was published in the scholarly journal, Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies. The researchers say the problems are rampant and parents are provided a privacy analysis of each app, including the popular Google Classroom and Khan Academy.

American Students Show Mediocre Test Results

By Carole Hornsby Haynes April 13, 2018 Education Views

The United States spends more on K-12 education than almost any other nation in the world and yet our students are performing poorly on tests.

This week the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress test results in mathematics and reading were published. These are tests that have been funded by Congress since the late 1960s and early 1970s and required for all 50 states as part of No Child Left Behind. Called the nation’s “Report Card,” NAEP tests must be given at least every two years to a stratified random sample of students at specific grade levels (4, 8, and upper high school).

The High Cost of lllegal Immigration to Texans

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. April 9, 2018

Texas taxpayers are shelling out $11 billion each year to support 1.9 million illegal aliens, the second largest illegal population in the nation. Texans are also supporting 625,000 of their U.S. born children with 537,000 of these attending local schools.

The tab to Texans is $4,429 for each illegal alien which places a heavy burden of $1,231 on each household.

Education: $8 billion

States are forced to educate illegal aliens and their children, refugees, and legal immigrant students through an unfunded federal mandate as required by the Plyler v. Doe Supreme Court decision in 1982.

How To Stop Leftist Indoctrination In Schools

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. April 7, 2018 World Net Daily

Public K-12 no longer teaches objective and unbiased education. Instead, schools are centers of radical left wing indoctrination for Cultural Marxism, identity politics, and other anti-American ideas. Students are told what to think, not how to think.

Complicit in this indoctrination are administrators, teachers, textbook publishers, and “theorists” such as former Weatherman Bill Ayers (turned Professor of Early Childhood Education) who create manuals on “teaching social justice” for teacher development programs.



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