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Dear Congress, you are being duped. HR4174-S2046 is a Privacy Fail. Here’s why.

Missouri Education Watchdog by Cheri Kiesecker And please no more suspended rules and voice votes on these bills. Dear  Congress, The GOP Majority Staff of the Congressional House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform wrote and distributed a response to my November 12  blogpost  that opposed HR4174.  This response, which folks can see here ...
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USDoE’s Digital Promise and Facebook team up for student databadges.

Missouri Education Watchdog by Cheri Kiesecker Trick or treat Two-fer today. The Data Quality Campaign, funded by Bill Gates is lobbying Congress to further weaken FERPA.  You can and SHOULD read all about that here.  We urge you to call or email your Congressman and Reps Todd Rokita (IN), Paul Mitchell ...
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The Scary Truth on Why Data Mining of Students is a Human Rights Issue

Your Information Should Not be for Sale and Tracked.   Question: Do you believe school administrators and third parties when they assure parents/taxpayers that personally identifiable student data is safe?  Are you one of “those people” who don’t want federal/state agencies and third parties to use personally identifiable student ...
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President Trump: It’s Time to Hold Bill Gates Accountable for His #EducationReform Failure.

President Trump is set to meet with Bill Gates on Monday, March 20, according to The Hill: White House press secretary Sean Spicer announced the meeting on Thursday at his daily press briefing but did not provide any other details. The two previously met in December at Trump Tower. After the meeting, ...
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Parents, tell Congress to get rid of John King’s Rules on Federal Test and Punish Accountability

Missouri Education Watchdog by Cheri Kiesecker Former US Secretary of Education, John King, now leads The Education Trust. It should come as no surprise that Ed Trust is feverishly tweeting, and tweeting and tweeting –urging people to save John King’s and the US Department of Education’s Rule which asserts more federal ...
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Who’s afraid of Common Core and who supports it? Questions for leaders.

Missouri Education Watchdog by Cheri Kiesecker Even though Common Core has been acknowledged as a major campaign issue and is the focus of a heated debate in education, it was not mentioned during the hearing to confirm our new US Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos.  We have to wonder why no Democrat, no ...
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Reasoning Mind Math: reason to worry?

Missouri Education Watchdog by Cheri Kiesecker The non-profit Reasoning Mind offers “personalized” on-line math curriculum and a computer based “Genie” who is virtually a child’s best friend, and knows personal things about them, even confessions. As first noted in this RM document posted by a blogger known as Educray, Reasoning Mind math curriculum  places a large ...
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Melinda Gates Won’t Give Up Misguided Course to Remake American Education

    Translation: Melinda Gates believes The Gates Foundation made a mistake in deciding to support The Common Core State Standards Initiative that bypassed state legislatures and voters because the PR talking points weren’t effective. In this Washington Post article she doesn’t address and ignores that representative governmental process ...
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