Privacy pirates, policy, and consumerism: Rated “R” for resist

http://www.1johnny.com/ I can’t believe I’m going to say this but … all this news about data mining in new edu-ventures by corporate sponsored curricula and testing makes me long for the days of passive television entertainment. The American Legislation Exchange Council (ALEC) crafts “model” legislation behind closed doors with coprorations and state policy makers, which willContinue reading “Privacy pirates, policy, and consumerism: Rated “R” for resist”

KING CORN:COMMON CORE SYRUP

I read an article by Alice Crites about the influence of big business (corn and sugar) on the food policies and productions. I was astounded at how, within the first minute of reading about how BIG BUSINESS manipulates legislation and public perception in food production, I was able to see how that system of corruptionContinue reading “KING CORN:COMMON CORE SYRUP”

Three Non-Profits Selling Out Public Education… in the name of “public education”

The phrase Common Core State Standards (CCSS) has gone viral. Criticisms of it are broad and deep. Much has been said about its highly questionable federal intrusion, data piracy, costliness, questionable quality, and attachment to new rounds of standardized testing… I could go on, but I won’t. But let’s not also forget the new “middleContinue reading “Three Non-Profits Selling Out Public Education… in the name of “public education””

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