Collect Respect Instead Of Data

From the Federal Register:

“Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NCES System Clearance for Cognitive, Pilot, and Field Test Studies

Abstract: This is a request for a 3-year renewal of the generic clearance to allow the National Center for Education Statistics to continue to develop, test, and improve its survey and assessment instruments and methodologies. The procedures utilized to this effect include but are not limited to experiments with levels of incentives for various types of survey operations, focus groups, cognitive laboratory activities, pilot testing, exploratory interviews, experiments with questionnaire design, and usability testing of electronic data collection instruments.

Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before July 7, 2016.”

This approval allows the federal government to shore up the profits of the “hedgehogs” by guaranteeing that they will be able to test and collect data on our children for the next three years.

How much longer are we, the people, going to allow our federal and state tax dollars to be squandered on charter schools, standardized testing, and data collection, none of which have done anything to improve the failure of our children to thrive educationally?

Billions of tax dollars that should have been spent providing every child in America with a free and public education that is developmentally appropriate, Arts based, experiential and concentrated on discovering, developing, and directing their individual gifts and talents towards becoming knowledgeable, actively engaged citizens, delivered by knowledgeable, dedicated, educators that acknowledge and respect the gifts and talents of everyone in the school community, were wasted on policies and procedures that worked to standardize, segregate, discriminate against, and dehumanize our children.

When will we, the people, use our voting voice to stand up to those we elected to lead our country and educate our children and say “NO” to the blatant mis-education that allows the ignorance of our nation to support a classist, racist, ageist, society?

When we respect the gifts and talents we possess we can respect the gifts and talents of others.

Join the Movement to Save Our Children!

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