The Education End-Game; Transformative Changes Are Needed

Just as private corporations mine the earth for metals and minerals to sell on the market, they have now also turned to mining our children’s information for the purposes of selling it to marketers and to design new products to sell to schools and parents. As Morna McDermott states, and Forbes confirms, “Data is the new oil.”

If we take this a step further, it is easy to envision that the data collected on children from pre-school on up, which includes not just what they know but also their emotions and behavior, even their “grit and tenacity,” can be used to dictate their futures.

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