Feds Tracking Kids

Sunday, January 15, 2012
Posted in category Surveillance State

According to the New York Post, the Department of Education Detainment

…has taken a giant step toward creating a de facto national student database that will track students by their personal information from preschool through career.

…The department’s eagerness to get control of all this information is almost palpable. But current federal law prohibits a nationwide student database and strictly limits disclosure of a student’s personal information. So the department has determined that it can overcome the legal obstacles by simply bypassing Congress and essentially rewriting the federal privacy statute.

Last April, the department proposed regulations that would allow it and other agencies to share a student’s personal information with practically any government agency or even private company, as long as the disclosure could be said to support an evaluation of an “education program,” broadly defined.

Obtaining data from the individual states will require cooperation, but it is certain that federal monies will play a role in securing the necessary concessions.

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2 Responses to Feds Tracking Kids

  1. JQ says:

    January 15th, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    All the more reason why the dying elephant of ersatz education in the US should be given the deep six. Pray tell, for what use does any gov’t have for keeping such info on everyone? Are they also going to install cams in the johns to see which hand you use to wipe your ass? This is totally nuts.

    Most of all, who, I ask you, WILL BE WATCHING THE WATCHERS, FOR THEY ARE USUALLY THE ONES WHO NEED WATCHING, NO? I for one, would love to see that not so venerable vacuum of vacuous knowledge let go. You can’t have kids learn a damn thing when conformity is key, when teachers have to smoke three bowls a day to make it through the day, but most of all, just like our gov’t no accountability or policing of ‘admin or staff prevails, but the innocent ones are deemed guilty for breathing!
    And I often think back to the seventies when I was asked to help pick books for late middle school kids…much to my shock other parents also hopped the teachers bandwagon of dummying down kids via text books meant for grades a couple lower than the actual grade a kid was in.

    That was a total waste of time spending nights pouring over text book over text book, only to be outnumbered by other parents and staff with IQ’s lower than their shoe size who wanted to keep kids in the dark.

  2. da99 says:

    January 20th, 2012 at 5:44 am

    I know of the Fed. government’s desire exists for national everything: school standards, ID cards, “disaster recovery” (FEMA), etc.

    However, what are specific reasons for national ID? Is it a mixture of special interests group or is there a single reason for cataloging people like cattle? Example: Are they expecting massive protests and using the data to arrest leaders? Are they trying to create a new way to tax people? Or the usual govt paranoia: “Everybody’s a terrorist until proven innocent”?

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