Think behavioral tracking in computer adaptive tests is no big deal? What can the government do with large amounts of data on citizens anyway? You don’t have to wonder anymore.
More of the government’s play for data is coming to light. We know from a video of Rep. Maxine Waters back in 2013 that the government had a database on every citizen that will do what has never been done. (1 minute)
Now we are getting a better picture of how this will be used for purposes of social justice.
Unbeknown to most Americans, Obama’s racial bean counters are furiously mining data on their health, home loans, credit cards, places of work, neighborhoods, even how their kids are disciplined in school — all to document “inequalities” between minorities and whites.
This Orwellian-style stockpile of statistics includes a vast and permanent network of discrimination databases, which Obama already is using to make “disparate impact” cases against: banks that don’t make enough prime loans to minorities; schools that suspend too many blacks; cities that don’t offer enough Section 8 and other low-income housing for minorities; and employers who turn down African-Americans for jobs due to criminal backgrounds.
Big Brother Barack wants the databases operational before he leaves office, and much of the data in them will be posted online.
So civil-rights attorneys and urban activist groups will be able to exploit them to show patterns of “racial disparities” and “segregation,” even if no other evidence of discrimination exists.
Imagine what can be done when AIR (the SAGE test creator who tracks behavioral data) puts their propeller-heads to work with the government to understand the hundreds of data point categories the government wants from state longitudinal database systems. (https://www.utahnsagainstcommoncore.com/u-s-o-e-informational-meetings-on-common-core-tests-clueless-on-the-big-issues/, http://nces.ed.gov/forum/datamodel/information/aboutThe.aspx)
Oh but “that’s just conspiracy theory” say the powers that be. “Our children aren’t being tracked in any inappropriate ways” (like how the federal framework asks for religious preference, dental records, blood type, etc…) “Nobody is tracking everything on our children,” they say.
What kind of information could be gathered if every keystroke were recorded as our children use 1 to 1 devices to do schoolwork? Oh wait! That’s actually happening if you’re in one of the lucky schools that uses the Knewton software.
“One of the biggest players is the field is Knewton. It analyzes student data that it collects by keeping track of nearly every click and keystroke your child makes during digital lessons.
Knewton claims to gather millions of data points on millions of children each day. Ferreira calls education ‘the world’s most data-mineable industry by far.’
‘We have five orders of magnitude more data about you than Google has,’ he says in the video. ‘We literally have more data about our students than any company has about anybody else about anything, and it’s not even close.’”
Don’t let your imagination run too wild. Facebook is tracking your posts too… :)
It’s all for the good of society though. The social justice agenda is critical and you just need to understand that you don’t own your children. Central planners need those data points to move your child along from birth to death…