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

 

Nosy Data Mining In Public Schools Is Straight From Communist Playbook....poses grave risks to student's future

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. |  November 8, 2015   Education Views

All 50 states have been mandated by the U.S. Department of Education to establish inter-connected “longitudinal databases” accumulating information on every student from pre-kindergarten through workforce (P-20W)!

Student privacy was shredded in 2011 when the U.S. Department of Education seized unauthorized authority.  With the stroke of a pen, the USDOE reinterpreted the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (20 U.S.C. Section 1232g) to allow a student’s academic record to be shared with virtually anyone, including non-governmental organizations, without prior written parental consent.  For-profit education technology companies can use the FERPA information to develop software for students, teachers, and administrators.

Vanderbilt Pre-K Study: More Evidence of Negative Impact Upon Young Children

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D.  |  October 30, 2015  Education Views 

Government continues to spend money on pre-K programs while lying to taxpayers about how more billions is the solution for at-risk kiddies which, of course, will make adults feel good about themselves.  Politicians who claim their decisions are based upon empirical evidence willfully suppress the research findings that these government pre-kindergartens are actually harmful to students. 

Homeschooling Growing In Favor Among Blacks

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. |  October 27, 2015  National Center for Policy Analysis

Many hoped that the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court case, Brown v. Board of Education, would bring equalization of academic opportunity for black children.  However, the federal government’s solution to end “separate but equal” education has had disappointing results.

This has resulted in a growing movement among black parents actively seeking alternatives to public schools for a better education and safer environment for their children.

Home-based Education Growing in Popularity

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. |  October 22, 2015 National Center for Policy Analysis

With the failure of the government school monopoly in the 20th century, tension is building between advocates for parental choice and those for federal centralization of power over education.

Underlying the education debate is the debate over the family.  The real question is whether the technocratic state has primary authority over the rearing of children with “education experts” determining what is best for someone else’s child.

Will Federal Charters Become Our New Public Schools?

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D.  |   October 8, 2015  Education Views

The U. S. Department of Education has been so successful in wasting taxpayer dollars for an embarrassing public education system that it now wants to expand its unconstitutional intrusion further by diving into charter schools and mucking those up as well.Touting its support of education reform, the USDOE recently announced that it is spending $157 million to create and expand charters throughout the nation. 

News Flash:  Arne Duncan Stepping Down, John King Is Interim Replacement

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D.  |  October 2, 2015 

Arne Duncan is stepping down in December.  John King, former New York State Superintendent will replace him on an interim basis.  The initial public reaction of joy turned to dismay upon hearing the person chosen to wear the mantle of education chief.

The Challenges of ESA Programs

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. |   October 1, 2015  National Center for Policy Analysis

America must think beyond the current system of government run schools to find market driven solutions for education. As parents continue to demand school choice, these policies will face increasingly difficult challenges:  administrative, constitutional, and regulatory.

While a traditional voucher can be used only in a lump sum, ESAs offer a different approach – funds are unbundled to allow access to a variety of private school options as well as options outside of traditional or private schools.

Japan Has It Right On Muslims  

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. |  September 28, 2015  World Net Daily

With the influx of thousands of Muslims, President Obama is rapidly accomplishing a dramatic cultural transformation of America.  Our national heritage is being destroyed and our national security is in danger.  

Boehner Resigns: Passage of No Child Left Behind Reauthorization Uncertain

Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D.    September 27, 2015

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) announced on September 25 that he will retire from Congress at the end of October.

This throws a monkey wrench into the work for passage of the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), currently known as the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB).  NCLB was due for reauthorization in 2007.  Even though that never happened, Congress has continued to fund the expired legislation. 

Can Private Schools Survive As A School Choice Option?

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D.  |   September 22, 2015  National Center for Policy Analysis

Private school enrollment is on the downswing.  The percentage of all students in private schools decreased from 12 percent in 1995-1996 to 10 percent in 2011-2012.  Catholic schools have less than half as many students as they did 50 years ago.

Why Do So Many Children Have ADHD?

By Carole Hornsby Haynes  |  September 15, 2015  National Center for Policy Analysis

Ignoring research that shows early academic learning inflicts long term harm on young children, American schools have transitioned from play-based to academic learning.

As a result, the percentage of students being diagnosed with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has risen sharply from 7.8 percent in 2003, 9.5 percent in 2007, and 11 percent in 2011, according to the Centers for Disease Control. 

The U.N., ESEA, and School Mental Health Clinics

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D.  |  September 5, 2015  Education Views 

As the U.S. Congress returns to Washington from summer recess, it will resolve the differences in their two radical bills to arrive at a final package for reauthorizing the unconstitutional Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA).  This is Washington’s primary mechanism to steal control of education from parents and local communities.  This law opened a tsunami of federal funding to schools, initiating the federalization of schools.  ESEA was amended in 2002 with the widely reviled No Child Left Behind Act, imposing a radical program of high stakes testing and federalizing the curriculum in schools. 

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