Let’s go back to Colorado, where we learned that the entire state board of education and all of its officials seem, essentially, to be bought by Bill Gates. There is an astoundingly “big brother” type situation playing out in Colorado right now. Sure, we’ve heard the stories that it has or could happen. And here’s the proof all brought to you by the man himself: Bill Gates.
It is called Common Assignment Study. The CAS is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Colorado Legacy Foundation. The CAS will put video cameras in the classroom.
This is happening right now in the Thompson Valley (Loveland, CO) School District. In September the district sent home opt out forms for parents to opt their children out of being videotaped in class by the Gates Foundation.
I’m curious as to how that works. Are they no longer in the classroom? Will their heads are blurred out? Perhaps they’ll have tin foil hats superimposed above their necks (obviously to represent their parents ill-informed paranoid delusions).
Here’s a snippet of the reasoning behind the taping:
“Upon completion of data collection, the Gates Foundation will: Retain student data in a secure database maintained by a separate contractor.
Your child’s teacher will have the opportunity to video portions of lessons to share with colleagues. Videos will be used for research and professional development purposes…
Student data will be collected by researchers. This data includes, but is not limited to, state assessment scores and demographic data.”
In this ever growing and scary digital age where the government and big companies want every piece of data on your child as they can collect, does this idea of recording your child’s behavior disguised as “research and professional development” bother even the teacher?
Yeah, that doesn’t bother me, as a parent, at all. You?