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Abstract: This request is for the National Center for Education Statistics to conduct a field test of the 2016/17 Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study.
The B&B studies of the education, work, financial, and personal experiences of individuals who have completed a bachelor’s degree at a given point in time are a series of longitudinal studies. Every 8 years, students are identified as bachelor’s degree recipients through the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study. B&B:16/17 is the first follow-up of a panel of baccalaureate degree recipients identified in the 2015-16 NPSAS, and part of the fourth cohort of the B&B series.
The primary purposes of the B&B studies are to describe the post-baccalaureate paths of new college graduates, with a focus on their experiences in the labor market and post-baccalaureate education, and their education-related debt.
B&B also focuses on the continuing education paths of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics graduates, as well as the experiences of those who have begun careers in education of students through the 12th grade. . .
The results of this field test will inform the B&B:16/17 full-scale data collection.
How does gathering information on individuals who have completed their Bachelor’s Degree help students who are failing at the elementary and secondary level of our nation’s public schools?
How does spending valuable education tax dollars on gathering this information help States provide their children with an excellent education?
How can our government justify spending citizen collected tax dollars to fund more data collection that only serves to inform the “hedgehogs” as to how to manipulate the populous into spending more money, insuring their profits?
The only purpose for the expenditure of education dollars is to make sure that our children receive 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.
When we provide every child in America with a free and public education we will understand that our tax dollars are better spent on successfully educating our children not gathering information for the “hedgehogs”.
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