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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Pajamas Media Talks to Missouri Education Watchdog about Educational Data Warehousing on Human Capital

Patrick Richardson of Pajamas Media talked to us recently about common core standards and the Longitudinal Data System. He has done a fine job detailing exactly how your child and family will be profiled via the educational data base and other federal agencies.

You may find his article on the plan for the Longitudinal Data System here.

And just what educational purpose does it serve to reveal your child's eye color? Or gestational age at birth? We were at the St. Louis Zoo today and saw the photo you see in the heading of this posting:

A Plan for Survival

With the support of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), zoos from across North America work together to mange Species Survival Plans (SSP). These plans ensure the survival of these unique animal species well into the future.

Knowing the genetic background of each individual, SSP managers decide which animals should be paired to breed for the benefit of the entire species. This promotes responsible population management in captive breeding programs.

What do you think? Is human capital heading for "responsible management" in the global workforce as well ?


  1. It's already happened once in America... Eugenics, a program developed by Progressives in the early 1900's, included stellar programs like selective breeding and sterilization of imbeciles, morons, and other undesirables. Ten's of thousands of American Citizens were committed to asylums for the "feebleminded" and then sterilized AGAINST THEIR WILL...all based on a Government Program to insure "moral and social purity."

    Read about it: "Better for All the World", by Harry Bruinius...available on Amazon.

  2. I was administering the CAHSEE (California exit exam) and it asks gender, birthdate, parent ed level, race. My students wanted to know, why does the test want to know this? I perhaps shouldn't have but I told them the truth...so they can look at test scores based on race, education, gender, etc. My students said, "Isn't that kinda racist or something?" and I said, "yeah, and you don't know the half of it. But do your best to try and prove race etc has nothing to do with it." To again shamelessly promote my blog but really because I don't feel like writing something I've already written, in 3rseduc.blogspot.com I mention eugenics, sterilization, progressives, ability testing, etc... some creepy stuff, all under the guise of "helping educate and improve society". Makes my skin crawl when I hear things like "social justice" nowadays.


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