A Socialist’s Dream List: Texas SB4 - Talking Points
By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. March 20, 2019
Texas Senate Bill 4 for funding public education further pushes the U.S. toward a government planned economy that will replace capitalism. For that a national database is needed as well as control over children at the earliest possible age.
Student data mining for national database. As a graduation requirement, ALL high school seniors must fill out a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), disclosing both student and parents’ highly personal information. The collected data is stored at the U.S. Dept of Education and shared with federal agencies and third parties through the new de facto national database (FEPA), all without knowledge or consent of the student or parents -- a flagrant violation of 4th Amendment rights.
SB4 states that parents can opt their children out of submitting a FAFSA. However, parental opt out has been an abject failure because parents typically not informed of their rights and/or not advised about the negative consequences that can result.
The FAFSA requirement is a thinly veiled disguise for creating a federal government file on each person that is linked to state databases for lifetime tracking and surveillance of citizens.
Soviet-style workforce training/data mining. SB4 lowers the age at which children are required to make career decisions and take workforce learning courses to 7th/8th grades. The bill double downs on the socialist workforce development system for education driven by massive data collection of children and is an attempt by the Federal government to control the economy. Students are being ill-prepared for future changes in their lives because their education is now so narrowly focused.
Toddlers forced into classes and computers. To “solve“ the 59% illiteracy rate of third graders, SB4 pushes 3-year-olds into formal classes to “prepare them for kindergarten.” so they can read by third grade. The real reason why children can’t read is because whole language instead of phonics is used. SB4 will fund digital learning/data mining for pre-K even though children under age 10 are highly susceptible to screen addiction. Decades of research proves that permanent harm can be created by forcing young children into government pre-K formal classes.