Common Core: Obtaining parents’ information through data mining

Common Core: Obtaining parents’ information through data mining

More information about the increasingly unpopular Common Core Curriculum is beginning to reveal itself, and it isn’t pretty. Not only does this new curriculum attempt to standardize education on a national level; it also appears that there is a massive data collection system in place to track our children’s educational progress, as well as their behavior, emotional responses, facial expressions, pulse, and the rate of blood flow in response to a certain stimulus. Known as the State Longitudinal Database System or SDLS, personal information about your children (and their parents incidentally) will be obtained, tracked, and kept in a national database using technology known as data mining or affective computing….

What we are essentially talking about here is the integration of the same type of technology that is being used in national security in combination with surveys that allow researchers to understand an individual’s behavior, attitudes, and personal beliefs. Facial recognition cameras will be in place in the classroom according to this same report, as well as heart rate monitors that will allow researchers, again, to come to conclusions about individuals behavior based on how they are responding to given stimuli.

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