Big Data: Collecting, selling, exploiting data on schoolchildren

Brother Data, Sister Nudge.

Targets.
Targets.

New post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

Bill Gates, Common Core, and the real problem with money in politics

Money, dark and bad.

 

The left's idea of GOOD big money.
The left’s idea of GOOD big money.

New post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

How to divide 90 by 18 in 108 steps

Common Snore.

… and other wonders of Common Core

A mother speaking to the Arkansas Board of Education on 16 December is being hailed on many websites for “obliterating” the Common Core curriculum by posing a simple fourth-grade math problem to the board members.  (Video here; math problem read out starting around 1:45.)

The board members are able to solve the problem instantaneously by dividing 90 by 18 and coming up with 5.  Granted, this was some years ago for me, but I do remember that in fourth grade, I could have solved the problem that way too. Continue reading “How to divide 90 by 18 in 108 steps”

Schools asking parents, students to declare political affiliation

They have ways of making you talk.

Whisperers 3This can’t be coincidence.  Blog reports in the last two weeks indicate that public schools in two different states have assigned students to identify their political affiliation by answering questions about policy issues (mostly social-policy issues).  The assignments are handed in.

This isn’t a matter of students being asked Continue reading “Schools asking parents, students to declare political affiliation”