Must read: Feds using ‘education’ as portal to do psychological profiling of America’s children

Must read: Feds using ‘education’ as portal to do psychological profiling of America’s children
Targets.

[Ed. – This whole post is essential reading.  Don’t miss it.  Note, for example, that the NAEP test battery will include a psych profiling element starting with the next school year.  In California and Minnesota, pioneering programs related to this effort are intended to track children from birth.  This is Orwell, Nazism, and Stalinism all wrapped up in one.]

One of the most influential ways the federal government is molding young minds is through “social and emotional learning” (SEL) programs, a prominent feature of the omnibus Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which was signed into law by President Barack Obama in December 2015.

SEL has no clear definition in federal law, but many education sites tout SEL as instilling in students the necessary attitudes and skills that will supposedly enable them to manage their emotions, which in turn theoretically helps them do good things, such as showing empathy for others.

Very much in the same vein is the Strengthening Research Through Education Act (SETRA), which is currently being considered by Congress and will likely be passed soon. …

Proceeding so far with minimal debate in Washington, DC, SETRA would expand federal education research to pupils’ “social and emotional learning, and the acquisition of competencies and skills, including the ability to think critically, solve complex problems, evaluate evidence, and communicate effectively.” …

Dr. Karen Effrem, a pediatrician who has tracked this trend for years as the president of Education Liberty Watch, laments, “Parents are expected to submit their children to this kind of government profiling and psychological experimentation with no explanation, no way to express concern, [and no way to] opt their children out.”

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