Remediation or Interventions in Your “Whole Child”
By using Special Education funds called IDEA (Individuals With Disabilities Education Act), the interventions in Common Core – both “academic and behavioral” remediation of individual students – are used to be sure each student achieves these Government desired attitudes and values. These interventions are called Response to Interventions, or RTI or multi-tiered system of support. This is the real issue of government interventions into the thoughts, feelings, attitudes, dispositions, and beliefs of American children. By using Special Education teams that are funded to go into the regular classroom they will screen ALL students. The controlled literacy piece of this agenda uses behavioral scripts, researched from BF Skinner’s operant conditioning and individually prescribed instruction, programmed into computer courses, to prepare the future workforce for “functional” literacy. This is the science-based research that the government touts as being “effective.” Parents are not truthfully informed of this process, and the behavioral interventions will proceed on ALL students without your knowledge and without parental consent. Your child will be observed, screened, tested, remediated, and repeated until they meet the government Common Core Standards. Period.
This is NOT the Special Education that you think it is. This is NOT about an IEP. This has nothing to do with truly educating your child. It’s mental health screening, America. This data is being fed into state and national data banks as soon as your child is identified with a “national unique ID.” Where your state is in the process will depend on when your state applied for these federal grants in order to come up to speed with the technology and teacher training. The Early Learning grants identify infants and pre-schoolers, and also mandate screening the social and emotional development or affective domain.
This psychological or mental health data on personalities, attitudes, values, opinions, beliefs, and social and emotional learning that a teacher is subjectively monitoring is scored on a template. The intervention team sets up a plan to remediate your child’s values, opinions, or beliefs. What are the government’s criteria for interpersonal skills, or values, or attitudes? How will proficiency be attained? How do you measure a proficiency in “cooper-ability” in toddlers?
Tracking and trafficking of this personal and sensitive “snapshot” of your student is digitized into a state data warehouse relayed to the federal data warehouse. This data can be released to outside contractors through written agreements between state departments of education. This “snapshot” of your child reveals all mental, health, and physical aspects of your “whole child.” This is unconstitutional and these Civil Rights issues remain to be pursued. All three federal actions were done without the authorization of Congress and deceptively initiated through presidential fiat. These three federal initiatives have effectually nationalized education in the United States, mandating that individuals meet the nationalized Common Core Standards.
Data is the “new” currency. The trafficking of this data into the hands of corporate America represents the biggest redistribution of wealth – stolen from middle class America – that this country has ever known. All these researchers, corporations, foundations, businesses, and universities – i.e., Carnegie Foundation, Gates Foundation, Annenberg, Microsoft, Google, Walmart, Cisco, Pearson, ACT, McGraw Hill, ETS, Amazon, University of Pennsylvania, Carnegie Mellon, Penn State, etc., etc., etc.,– are able to access this data for free! Your hard earned tax money is paying for every stroke on the computer in this data collection. Every data transfer; every textbook, curriculum, lesson plan; all research developed on ‘how to’ psychological techniques and conditioning processes; hardware, software, rewiring of schools, computers, iPads, Internet services, digital technology devices, phone apps, code books; every test, all embedded assessments into the curriculum; teacher training, teacher evaluations; data analysts, computer programmers; research in biometric data, every state longitudinal data warehouse, every federal data warehouse, every computer transaction and everything about Common Core… has been paid for by you! Your child’s future is being stolen and sold. I hope that makes you mad. You are paying for it.
There are severe privacy violations in Pennsylvania. Anita Hoge’s Research Group, Pennsylvanians Restoring Education, and the Pennsylvanians Against Common Core, have requested that Governor Corbett put a moratorium on all data collection in the Pennsylvania Information Management System, PIMS. Our Press Release, issued first to Pennsylvania media and then to all national media, has not shaken the Governor’s stance. We have requested that the Governor intervene, but still no action from him. He continues to ignore protecting Pennsylvania children and families.
To that end, we are advising Governor Corbett that we have exhausted all of our administrative remedies to restore the privacy of students and their families. We have requested that he investigate these issues, and have requested that the Attorney General to step in and investigate wrongdoing. We have asked the governor to place a moratorium on the tracking and trafficking of data in the Pennsylvania Information Management System until an investigation can ensue. Governor Corbett has not responded. We are preparing to wage a legal battle. (See: here and here)
We will provide information about how to access the documents to other state groups who want to discover how the personally identifiable information on their children is digitized in the federal computer data warehouses, and how it is being allowed to be re-disclosed to third party contractors in violation of privacy and other federal laws. We believe it is the right of parents, citizens, and students to know and understand exactly what this national data system will collect and how this data will impact their future and the future of their children. We believe personal privacy and family integrity must be protected. We give this information to you as a gift (below). I am hoping to hear huge rumblings across the country with fireworks streaming in the sky this New Year. I will know it is the sound of blessed freedom.
Happy New Year, from Pennsylvania.
Anita B. Hoge
Please see the link below: Scroll down to your state: Click on your state. Click on each of the PDF’s under each grant application. In some instances there are more than one. Enjoy!
National Center for Education Statistics Grants for State Longitudinal Data Systems
Official Presidential Letter “Unlocking” Data To Redistribute Your Wealth