Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Natural Experiments and Model Career-Focused Schools: An Environmental Scan

Type of Review: A new information collection.

Abstract: The purpose of this collection is to determine the extent to which there are natural circumstances that approximate random assignment among a group of college- and career-focused schools that belong to one or more school reform networks. A survey will be administered to principals of these schools to determine if they are oversubscribed and use lotteries for student admission. If a sufficient number of schools with such practices are identified, future research could use these naturally occurring experimental conditions to investigate differences in the outcomes achieved by students who attend these types of schools.

Is this the way we wish to use critical education dollars?

The research and findings of this new information collection will not aid in achieving student success at any level and is only concerned with how to corral our children into schools that conform with the standardization process used to enslave them.

Federal education dollars must be spent to insure that every child in America receives a free and public excellent education prior to attending college.

Private colleges can again compete for the best and brightest students and award scholarships to those students who are gifted and talented but cannot afford the tuition.

Federal education dollars must be spent to provide every child in America a developmentally appropriate, Arts based, experiential education that concentrates on discovering, developing, and directing their individual gifts and talents towards becoming knowledgeable, actively engaged citizens.

There is no dollar amount attached to this new information collection. There is no mention of which private company will be awarded the contract to collect and retain this newly collected information.

We must stop collecting information on our children and begin to educate them.

Our children deserve to receive an excellent education at the elementary and secondary level.

This should be the primary goal of our government, not insuring the profits of “hedgehogs”.

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