Educrats know that parents are so asleep at the wheel, they can post online what they are doing and no one even bothers to look. Of course those that bother to research a little are often called conspiracy nuts, but this was found on that crazy website called Ed.gov., the National Center for Education Statistics. You know, the government website.
From Jenni White:
“Did you realize that your child’s PERSONAL INFORMATION, behaviors, thoughts and feelings were CENTRAL TO POLICY DISCUSSIONS! Yes, they are! At least that’s why the federal government tells you it needs to take this information from children!
‘Youth Indicators’ is a statistical compilation of data on the distribution of youth, their family structure, economic factors, school and extracurricular activities, health factors, and other elements that constitute the world of young people between the ages of 14 to 24. These data present a composite of the youth experience, highlighting connections between their lives inside and outside of school. Much of the data in this publication are central to long-term policy debates on education issues. Where possible, trend data are provided as a historical context for interpretation.”
Read more: http://nces.ed.gov/programs/youthindicators/index.asp?ShowFileName=Introduction.asp