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Obama Wants Your Children’s Data: Common Core Early Learning Initiative

August 29, 2013 at 9:33 pm / by

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President Obama is very interested in your kids. He wants to know virtually everything about them.

We found this out while researching the Common Core Standards. We saw that in order for states to apply for the Race to the Top grants; a “competition” of sorts for states to put on their best faces and vow to do anything and everything, including giving up their children for a little extra money, they had to beef up their data collections systems on the children in school.

The assurance that states would indeed set these State Longitudinal Data Systems for collecting data in place allowed them to be able to qualify for federal funds. The other requirement for the grant was to adopt the Common Core Standards.

As soon as a kid hits Kindergarten everything about their life will be tracked. Data will be collected on every aspect of their learning abilities, their families, their health and many other factors and then stored in this massive SLDS that will then share the information with just about anyone who “needs” to see it.

Any information gathered before was protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, where parents had to give signed permission for their child’s information to be shared.

Obama gutted the FERPA in December of 2011 essentially stripping parents’ rights to guard their children’s information.

But, wait, apparently Kindergarten is not early enough to get to know every move your child makes. Let’s roll that back a couple years…in fact, we’ll go to pre-natal, shall we?

States are receiving hundreds of millions of dollars in discretionary spending, to fund universal preschool through Race to the Top early learning grants and the biggest boondoggle in American history; the Affordable Care Act. In case you’re wondering, this is how Obama got by the Congress; he didn’t need to ask for the money that would likely not be forthcoming.

This allows states to be able to carry out their plans to their Pre-K and early childcare plans. It sounds good, right? We can really make sure to get data and information on small children and be able to “intervene” with health problems, socioeconomic problems, and educational problems before they actually have a problem. We just love kids and we want to be able to see everything that affects them and step in and take the place of their parents. That’s not so bad, right? It’s for the children!

Recently my colleagues and I began searching through the Oregon Department of Education to see just what the early learning initiative would involve.

First, we found that Oregon passed SB909 in 2011 which would allow the governor to implement early childhood education programs and make sure to get the departments providing help to all families and children in Oregon to be more “streamlined.”

Upon passage we found was an 80 page document outlining how the system for keeping track of children, especially children in low income, minority, or “high risk” situations was not adequate. As it is Oregon has all kinds of government programs in place to monitor early childhood care and education.

Also included in this document are all programs in place that currently keep records on children and families.

The organizations include, but may not be limited to:

Oregon Health Authority

Oregon Department of Education

Oregon Commission on Children and Families

Oregon Department of Human Services

Oregon Employment Department

Federal Agencies

Most of these agencies have at least one office in each county.

In a section marked State Alignment Recommendations it reads in part:

“Oregon has a wide range of programs, services, and organizations focused on early childhood care and education. In addition mental health, healthcare, and addiction services overlap the work of early learning. Although some of these programs and services are delivering what we believe to be good results, Oregon does not consistently track results or make investment decisions based on results. In addition, these systems do not work in concert, and are largely disconnected from the K-12 education system. We need an integrated system to ensure results for children and families and for the citizens of Oregon. All systems and services should share the goals of getting children ready for school at kindergarten and reading by the end of first grade…”

In a separate but related Oregon document under the section entitled: Vision for the Early Childhood Integrated Data System the goal is stated as:

“An integrated data system that brings together data from early learning, health, and human services at the level of the child (0-5), provider, and community to improve coordination and streamlining of services, guide resource allocation, and provide accountability for early childhood investments. The data system will interface with the Oregon Department of Education Longitudinal Data System, thus providing data on children from birth through higher education. As the early learning data system evolves it will integrate with the applicable health and human service data systems.”

This is what I see here. A massive effort to connect all of these governmental agencies, county by county, state by state and then linked to the federal government.

Any and all of these things will be in the system, where any government agency in the state will have access to and the data from all other state agencies. And let us not forget that the data can be sold to a third party.

It will be funneled to the federal government. Although Arne Duncan has said that any state data will not be connected to and collected by the federal government, it appears as though this is a flat out lie.

Here is what Duncan stated earlier this summer about the data collection that will take place:

“Critics…make even more outlandish claims. They say that the Common Core calls for federal collection of student data. For the record, we are not allowed to, and we won’t.”

Pardon me while I scroll back up and re-read a paragraph…yes, here it is: The data system will interface with the Oregon Department of Education Longitudinal Data System, thus providing data on children from birth through higher education. As the early learning data system evolves it will integrate with the applicable health and human service data systems.”

And above that we name all the agencies we are collating…the last one mentioned is…Federal Agencies.

Now indulge me as I see a child who is a little behind his peers in reading and math but not exceptionally far behind. What about a kid whose parents have been in the military? How about the kid who has had the flu a couple times this year. And Lord, please protect any child who might live with a smoker!

What’s going to happen to them? “Well meaning” government bureaucrats, under this nightmarish Big Brother scenario, who work for Health and Human Services, can do invasive “home health visits” for those in “high risk” categories.

Those categories include:

• Families where mom is not yet 21;
• Families where someone is a tobacco user;
• Families where children have low student achievement, developmental delays, or disabilities, and
• Families with individuals who are serving or formerly served in the armed forces, including such families that have members of the armed forces who have had multiple deployments outside the United States.

HHS says that the visits fall under what is called the “Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program” allegedly designed to “help parents and children,” and could impact millions of Americans.

In the above linked article, Constitutional attorney and author Kent Masterson Brown says that even though the government claims it is voluntary, it is not.

Here are 2 scenarios he outlines:

“The eligible entity receiving the grant for performing the home visits is to identify the individuals to be visited and intervene so as to meet the improvement benchmarks,” he said. “A homeschooling family, for instance, may be subject to ‘intervention’ in ‘school readiness’ and ‘social-emotional developmental indicators.’ A farm family may be subject to ‘intervention’ in order to ‘prevent child injuries.’ The sky is the limit.”

“Intervention,” he added, quoting Brown, “may be with any family for any reason. It may also result in the child or children being required to go to certain schools or taking certain medications and vaccines and even having more limited – or no – interaction with parents. The federal government will now set the standards for raising children and will enforce them by home visits.”

So we have massive amounts of information that will be collected under the new early learning initiative. Virtually everything about your child, and yourself, will be included. It all funnels through the myriad governmental agencies and goes straight to the fed. They will even collect information on all of your sources of income and where it comes from.

In case we need further proof that all of this is coming down through the early learning debacle read this last little bit of information: One very important area that is emphasized by HHS is the “development of comprehensive early childhood systems that span the prenatal-through-age-eight continuum.”

Add that with the P-20 system that collects data on kids from Pre-K through college and you have, literally, cradle to career nanny over site on a child’s life.

In fact, it’s before cradle. It’s pre-natal.

All in the name of helping children? I think not. All in the name of power and control. The federal government wants to know everything about you and your child. And this is how they’re doing it.

A sneaky, underhanded, backdoor way of starting an “educational reform” program that when broken down and looked at from all sides, is a way of implementing the federal government into your everyday life.

Even if the Common Core were the best education standards ever implemented and was proven to be the best standards on the planet, we would still have to reject it and all of its data tracking nightmares.

Because just like the Patriot Act that gave the government permission to monitor phones in the United States, where people said, “Just because they CAN spy doesn’t mean they WILL,” well…we all know how that turned out. We can all recall the governmental giant, the IRS, who used and abused their power to threaten and break down conservative groups. That is a scary thought…what happens to the child whose parents are Republicans? Or, under a different regime, Democrats?

You open that door and someone, some administration; some force will go through it. You know that old saying that “You can’t un-ring a bell?”

This leaves me to wonder exactly when they will start requiring stool samples. I know quite a large handful of people who would be more than happy to oblige.

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Macey France

Oregon PolitiChick Macey France is co-founder of the Stop Common Core in Oregon and is working with parents across the state to educate and help them to learn how to advocate for their children's education. Macey has spoken at many Common Core informational meetings across the state of Oregon. Macey’s articles on Common Core have been picked up by various news outlets and she has been a guest on many radio shows across the nation. Macey’s article about The Bluest Eye was featured on a panel on Al Jazeera America and was nominated for a CPAC Blogger Award for Best Sunlight Post of 2013. Macey is a strong conservative with libertarian leanings, making her more of a "conservatarian." Preserving the constitutional and moral values of that this great nation was founded on for her children is her priority. She is a stay at home mom of two boys who are now in elementary school. As a mom who has always been interested in politics, religion and all of the taboo subjects, she has always had a lot to say about the state of the nation. When she realized the Common Core Standards were not only bad news for children but a government coup over education, she decided to fight back and is now considered one of the nation's leading experts on all-things-Common Core. When she's not having uncomfortable arguments with strangers on Facebook she can be found spending time with her husband of 15 years and two sons. Find Macey France on Facebook and Twitter: @MaceyFrancePC

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  • http://www.conservativefiction.com/blog/author-pages/ Jamie Wilson

    This isn’t just Common Core – this is a cradle-to-grave set of programs designed to “fix” things by controlling us throughout life. Is there any way you could examine the way Common Core interlinks with Obamacare to show that these supposedly separate programs are actually strongly interdependent and form a clearly socialist government welfare system? (I’m a milspouse/mom so I went out and did a bit of research on this myself – I was appalled.)

    • Dawn Garland

      obamacare sucks! common core is evil!

    • Patrick Carlin

      Good for you, “Mom”. . . .keep spreading the news. Maybe people will eventually start connecting-the-dots for themselves (sorry to say, I’m a bit skeptical about that).

  • Denise B.

    The government has been tracking children ever since the government schools started asking for the child’s social security number on registration forms and parents stupidly and blindly just filled it in. Schools do not have the right to request social security numbers in order for a child to be registered.

  • Elseebee

    Uh, I think we’ve always had a system like this in place. But we used to call it “the family” and it was more than just a mom, it was moms AND dads, grandparents, aunts, uncles, why even the church family could help when called upon! If we do not stop this before it is fully implemented, there will never be a “going back”, we will always be tracked by Big Brother.

    • Dawn Garland

      this is the best system—family actually cares about the children–govt. only wants to control them..

  • Michael Shreve

    NO ONE has a secret anymore. I guess starting at birth is supposed to desensitize US for our future as property of the STATE.

  • Dawn Garland

    stay out of peoples business you government whores! Let us raise our families, and take care of them–your interruptions and your “offer” of help genrally is to mean that you want to brain wash our children to go along with your CORRUPT values…..WE will rais our children to be better than you!

  • James Maxwell

    This is nothing more than a government program to try and control our children. If
    they get them early enough they hope to “program” then to “government think”
    rather than being able to think for themselves. It is a quick, simple and easy
    way to brain wash our children into good little robots who are incapable of independent
    though and then they will become dependent upon the government for everthing
    in their lives. Very much like George Orwell’s “1984″ and a few other scify books
    on the same line. Of course the liberal minions will line up and sign over thier
    children as will the low Information voters in the inner cities. Very much like what
    they did in Hitler Germany when they wanted to breed the “Ayran” race for purity
    and to eliminate undesirables. Their version of planned parenthood and birth control.

  • Anthony Alexander

    Heil Hitler……Sounds like the beginnings of the Hitler Youth in the early 1930′s, but in todays information age it would be Hitlers and Balder von Shirach ( Manager of Hitler Youth Program) DREAM to track school children……The reason?… Simple Hitler had made it clear as to what he expected German children to be like: “The weak must be chiselled away. I want young men and women who can suffer pain. A young German must be as swift as a greyhound, as tough as leather, and as hard as Krupp’s steel.”

    In this case The Marxists want to compartmentalize and catagorize curriculums to CONTROL the young masses as they grow and mature. The rest of us will simply die off and be replaced by them………

  • dave

    This article just made me very aware of something that’s been in my mind for several years. We are losing our Constitution and liberty to a bunch of Euro-Commies ‘by fishnet’. That is, that all the small steps are being put in place like knots in a fishnet. One law here says the feds can capture and keep all your communication, that you can be tortured over suspicions, etc. Another says the POTUS can declare martial law pretty much at will, a third provides funds for FEMA to build concentration camps. There are other knots – federally (meaning corporate) controlled education standards, making all the kids into good little sheep for business tycoons, loss of property rights – e.g. the right to capture rain off your roof – in the name of ‘community rights’, loss of rights to raise your children as you see fit, loss of rights to criticize government without being accused of terrorism, home invasions, armed ‘zoning inspectors’, etc. The list is endless, but it’s a giant fishnet in which we have NO rights left, but have militarized police forces to ensure docility and compliance. And then of course there is the ‘gun control’ agenda which is in place to try to ensure we have no ability to resist when they start to pull the net into the boat.
    Am I dreaming, or is this really happening?

  • Rabelrouser

    The more the citizens learn about the nature of this program, the more effort there will be to stop it. In Florida, state Rep Debbie Mayfield has introduced legislation to do such. The people in Florida are fighting this, but more have to be involved.The Common Core program’s grading is based on a reduced amount of learning, less than the state already has in place.
    More have to say no to the schools and education system, by pulling their children out.
    The next best action would be for those citizens who pull their children out to form a home schooling system, but even that will start to come under the control of Common Core, by not granting diplomas to the students unless their info is collected and the studies were approved by the Common Core Program.
    By intergrating this in obamacare, they have the power of law, and from recent examples, the power to intimidate the people into compliance (IRS audits and punishment).
    So basically, the government wants to control your children from birth to grave. And you call this living Free?
    Why do we allow ourselves to be taken so badly? Do we no longer have the courage to stand for our God given Rights and Freedoms? Are we too weak to fight back? Or do we just not care, because it is easy to do nothing.
    I see to many who take this last position, even in the church; but they are the ones who complain about what is happening to the country. But only amoung themselves.

  • giant33

    Thank you Macey for your efforts in reporting on common core. Its criminal that the MSM will not report on this because of their political views. Home schooling is one answer but most families can’t do it. I think you can try to opt out of common core from your schools? Only God can help us at this point in time.

  • darin

    Dear Ms. France — I understand your objections to Toni Morrison’s THE BLUEST EYE. But to call a work of nobel-prize-winning literature “child pornography” is ridiculous.

  • Johnny

    Every thing that comes from a democrat in evil. Common Core is not common at all. Instead, it is about all the children being treated as IF they are slaves to the state.
    It must be destroyed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/george.reagan.56 George Reagan

    Remember the book “1984″ or “Of Things to Come”. They will be coming true later this year.

  • Myrtle Linder

    Anything that an evil person supports will be evil, just watch all of the actions and decisions of Obama if you have any doubts about this.

  • THOMAS

    We the AMERICAN PEOPLE need to take the POWER AWAY FROM THESE BASTEREDS AT ALL COST TO THEM.

  • Patrick Carlin

    At Fresno Unified School District in California, a new computer system was set up several years ago called “Atlas”. . . .which does just what this article is talking about. . . .serves as a source of information on each student from “cradle to grave”. . . well, at least from entry into the school system until graduation. It contains demographics, grades, behavior, health info, and anything else pertaining to each student in the system. I’ve been saying all along, “1984″ and “Brave New World” here we come. Check out the book, “Brave New Schools” by Berit Kjos, which should help you connect-the-dots that have been going into place for a number of years.

  • Fixit36

    Google Fema Camps and that should shed some more light onto the subject !!

  • Goodall Theoneandonly Fantabul

    yeah but is this only for Oregon or for all states ??