No New Thing Under The Sun

From the Federal Register: NCES System Clearance for Cognitive, Pilot, and Field Test Studies; ED-2016-ICCD-0040; Correction

On April 5, 2016 the U.S. Department of Education published a 60-day comment period notice in the Federal Register . . . seeking public comment for an information collection entitled, “NCES System Clearance for Cognitive, Pilot, and Field Test Studies.” The number of responses and burden hours were incorrect. The responses are 600,000 and the burden hours are 240,000. The projected increase in burden is due to an increased projection of the need for developmental studies related to plans for beginning new studies and redesign activities for existing studies, including transitions to more online surveys and assessments in the next three years.

Federal Register: Applications for New Awards; Performance Partnership Pilots

Eligible Applicants: The lead applicant must be a State, local, or tribal government entity, represented by a Chief Executive, such as a governor, mayor, or other elected leader, or the head of a State, local, or tribal agency.

Eligible Subgrantees: . . . may award subgrants—to directly carry out project activities described in its application—to the following types of entities: State governmental agencies; local governmental agencies, including local educational agencies; tribal governmental agencies; institutions of higher education; and nonprofit organizations.

Estimated Available Funds: Up to $3,050,000.

What we can glean from these notices is that our federal government will continue to test and ultimately increase testing in the next three years even though across the country, parents, teachers, students, and the community are fighting to decrease testing.

As well, states will receive up to $3 million dollars in federal funding their elected officials can dispense to the nonprofits the “hedgehogs” control.

Our federal and state governments are collecting billions in educational tax dollars that are ultimately funneled into the coffers of the “hedgehogs” through nonprofit and not-for-profit institutions owned and operated by for profit corporations.

Our federal and state tax dollars must be utilized 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 engaged citizens.

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