Common Core: Creepy Cameras in Colorado Classrooms

videocamLet’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?

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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