“The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. . .
Founded in 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education. . .
Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT and the Advanced Placement Program. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators and schools. . .”
Cheri Kiesecker of Missouri Education Watchdog writes, “Remarkably, there is no federal law prohibiting the sale of personal student data. However, there is a self-policed software industry privacy pledge in which signers promise not to sell a student’s personal information. The College Board has signed this pledge. . .
However, what many parents and schools do not know is that their student’s personal data, including “geographic, attitudinal and behavioral information” can be profiled and accessed by organizations via a license they purchase from the College Board. . .
The College Board sells licenses to access the data through a tagging service called College Board Search.”
Testing our children for specific intelligences normalizes them by learning only the material tested which is determined by those who would sell our children’s personal information to the corporations who wish to capatilize on their wants, not their needs.
When we assess our children on specific information we cause them to believe that the acquisition of only specific information will lead to their personal success as an adult. We deny them the opportunity to discover and develop their gifts and talents as human beings as they set their goals on money making opportunities not understanding that directing their gifts and talents towards a successful career will not only make them money but will make them happy, which is much more important to builidng a peaceful society.
Our children are more than a test score.
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