From the Federal Register
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Data Challenges and Appeals Solution (DCAS)
Abstract: This is a request for an emergency clearance approval for the Data Challenges and Appeals Solution (DCAS), a new system that will allow institutions to challenge their self-reported data as well as Department calculated metrics. The system will ultimately provide for the receipt, processing, data storage and archiving of data challenges received from institutions for challenges of Gainful Employment (GE) metrics, Cohort Default Rates (institutional and programmatic), and Disclosure Rates and Metrics. This request is for a new collection for the first phase of DCAS, the institutional challenge to the GE completers list provided to institutions by the Department of Education. The other aspects of DCAS will be made functional and available to institutions in stages, to allow for full development and testing, through subsequent system releases.
We are told that this data collection is to insure that data that is challenged from previous data collection procedures is relevant.
So, we need to collect more data on our children in order to insure that the data already collected is credible.
How much is this going to cost taxpayers?
This data is only important to corporations and their mapping of future earnings, with nothing to do with a student’s educational success.
What other aspects of DCAS will be made functional in stages? Isn’t this the way Common Core was instituted? How can American tax dollars be delegated to fund such ambiguous and incomplete programs and projects.
It is time we, the people of the United States, take an active interest in how our government is spending our educational tax dollars.
It is time we, the people, say no to the millions spent in data collection and use those dollars to actually educate children.
It is time we, the people of the United States, begin to provide every child in America with a developmentally appropriate, Arts based, experiential education that concentrates on discovering, developing, and directing their individual gifts and talents towards becoming knowledgeable, actively engages citizens.
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