“Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; EDFacts Data Collection School Years 2016-17, 2017-18, and 2018-19
Abstract: EDFacts is a U.S. Department of Education initiative to collect, analyze, report on and promote the use of high-quality, pre-kindergarten through grade 12 performance data for use in education planning, policymaking, and management and budget decision making to improve outcomes for students. EDFacts enables the National Center for Education Statistics to report on students, schools, staff, services, and education outcomes at the state, district, and school levels, by centralizing data provided by state education agencies, local education agencies, and schools.”
Data collection has been very informative to those who profit from receiving federal funding for data collection services.
“Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Evaluation of the ESSA Title I, Part D, Neglected or Delinquent Programs
Abstract: The purpose of this study is to examine how state agencies, school districts, and juvenile justice and child welfare facilities implement education and transition programs for youth who are neglected or delinquent under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act, Title I, Part D.”
We already know that transition programs for disconnected youths do little to support those who have been caught in the “school to prison” pipeline.
“Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 2012/17 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study:
Abstract: The 2012/17 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study is conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics, within the U.S. Department of Education. BPS is designed to follow a cohort of students who enroll in postsecondary education for the first time during the same academic year, irrespective of the date of high school completion. The study collects data on students’ persistence in and completion of postsecondary education programs; their transition to employment; demographic characteristics; and changes over time in their goals, marital status, income, and debt, among other indicators.”
Why are federal education funds being spent collecting information on individuals who are no longer in the system of education?
Education funds must be spent on educating children.
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