Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; 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.
Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 55,002.
In 2015 federal civilian workers had an average wage of $86,365.00, which is approximately $41.50 an hour for a forty hour week. The average wage for the nation’s 112 million private-sector workers was $58,726.
55,002 burden hours at an average of $41.50 amounts to $2,283,773.00 dollars spent on gathering information on a small group of American citizens that will decide educational policy for the rest of America.
What does this collected information do to further student achievement at the elementary level of education where we are failing to provide all of our children with even an adequate education?
Two million dollars spent on students who have entered postsecondary education when States fail to meet their fiduciary responsibilities and local education agencies warehouse students in class sizes of twenty-five and more in order to reduce their budgets.
This is an unconscionable act of terror against our children’s educational future and our nation’s future as a free society.
It is the corporate mission to maintain their power in deciding educational policy through data collection, standardization, and dehumanization so that the American public can remain ignorant to their control.
We must rise up against the “hedgehog corpoliticos” who would enslave our children and fight to change our current system of education so that it concentrates on discovering, developing, and directing the gifts and talents that all children possess.
We must save our children from this terror.
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