First, it was high stakes standardized testing, then it the charter school takeover…and now its mass data mining of children throughout their educational career through technology. This is creating a massive profit center for corporate interests and destroying the privacy of children.
We are entering a very dangerous time in US public education that threatens the role of teachers, public schools and the privacy of students. The history of education reform is long and complicated but most people are now catching on, as bad policy follows bad policy, decade after decade. They realize that the politicians and corporate CEO’s deciding what happens in schools have their own agenda and it is not one that benefits children or communities.