What information is being collected on your kids through Common Core?

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Glenn has spent a lot of time over the past few weeks exposing some of the education initiatives in states across the country that are indoctrinating kids into the radical progressive agenda. Today, Glenn discussed an issue tied into Common Core that many people aren’t aware of: data mining.

“We cover many important stories and topics on this program, but I don’t think any could be more important than what we are covering tonight: the progressive takeover of America’s schools,” Glenn said.

Glenn spent the opening minutes of the monologue reviewing the scary pieces of legislation that have allowed the government access to your information through education systems.

Glenn explained that in order for states to qualify for stimulus money, they had to agree to build such systems according to federally dictated standards. The 2009 Stimulus Bill included provisions encouraging states to develop data systems for collecting a large amount of information on public-school kids. Today, all 50 states either maintain or are capable of maintaining extensive databases on public-school students.

“Everyone, myself included, mocked the wasteful spending. It was easy. Millions of dollars on turtle tunnels, interactive dance software, ant research, etc. But it was almost too easy. What did we miss while everyone complained about the sidewalks to nowhere and studies on the effects of inequity among monkeys? Could it be Obama was rushing this not because he thought turtle tunnels would help the economy – but because it had other much more important goals he didn’t want anyone to focus on?” Glenn asked.

“1,073 pages written by Van Jones and the Apollo Alliance. It was never about ‘saving or creating’ jobs. It was radical left agenda, period,” he explained.

Many parents might think that the government needs their permission to gather the information to go into these databases, but that’s actually not the case.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act used to protect the privacy of kids and a parents written consent was needed to release data. But in 2012, regulations were used to change the need to get parental consent. Now all the information the schools started collecting in 2009 can be shared among various federal agencies and without consent as long as whoever requests it is “conducting certain studies for or on behalf of the school”. According to the National Data Collection Model, the government should collect information on health-care history, family income and family voting status along with religious affiliation and extra curricular activity, and more.

Glenn also referenced a Department of Education Report that discusses student monitoring techniques using “functional magnetic resonance imaging” and “using cameras to judge facial expressions, an electronic seat that judges posture, a pressure-sensitive computer mouse and a biometric wrap on kids’ wrists.”

But what is the ultimate goal of the data mining? Glenn suggested that big corporations like GE and Microsoft were getting in bed with government in order to accomplish their goals, specifically using the data to nudge students into the jobs the state deems best for the future. He likened it to State Capitalisn, where a government run by a single party in control of labor, media, education, and banking joined by Big Business to further their mutual collective goal.

He laid out his theory on how government and business are colluding below:

Towards the end of the show, Glenn welcomed several guests to discuss the data mining taking place in schools and what you can do to stop it:

  • http://www.facebook.com/william.vining.3 William Vining

    More stupid conspiracy theories.  Go like, join the PTA or something Glenn, nobody cares about this stupid crap.

    • Shyla James

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      • Anonymous

        Cool Story!!!  Apparently no knowledge of English is even required.

    • Anonymous

       Well actually, people DO care about this.  Just because you are one of the indoctrinated Kool Aid drinkers doesn’t meant this is BS.  This is real. 

      • Jaamoose

        Calling it BS is being kind….

    • Kimberly Hilsenbeck

       Why are you reading his stories?

    • Anonymous

      Funny!  And yet you’re trolling here, aren’t you.  Why don’t you find a nice PTA meeting to attend instead of hanging out in conservative/libertarian forums?  Loser.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Phillip-Waller/100000028132731 Phillip Waller

      Oh, really? Nobody cares? This may be true for the “low information voters,” but, those with intellectual reasoning beyond the mass market for “American Idol,” may be very interested. I was amazed when I read the suggested by=laws and National framework for starting a PTSA, a form of The Old PTA, organization at my Daughters’ brand new High School. The national REQUIREMENTS and by laws, effectively removed local control from those organizing the PTA, to mass produced contracts that benefited, and promoted, The National teachers Unions! Scary, indeed. The thought police are here, and the disease of Progressive control has infected almost every aspect of our daily lives. Wake up..SHEEPLE!

  • http://twitter.com/EDactivistNH Ed Activist NH

    Glenn, it’s all here in http://www.deliberatedumbingdown.com/OtherPDFs/Hyde_Cuddy_testimony.pdf testimony before Congress by Dr. Cuddy 

    • Anonymous

       Much appreciated

  • cjward82

    I hope someone from Glen Becks team reads this. I am in Avondale,AZ and I have been reading about this Data Mining because ASU has a huge research lab for this data mining. What I found funny was that I read that along with Data Mining they were attaching A.I. to this. That is the connection Mr. Beck if you can take the human element out of the equation then total takeover. machines don’t care and have no feelings and emotions so when given a command the machine executes the order. This is how I believe the democrates are going to wipe the republicans clean along with the American citizens. A.I. can monitor everything and choose our careers, spouse, and even the way we live our life. If Barack can get that information he can set auto pilot and just sit back and watch machines control our life. This is bad. Please make sure this info gets to Mr. Beck!!!!!

    • jen

      Mr. Beck  has long known about this.  So no need to alert him as he already knows and knows more than you do.

      You are behaving just as Obama wants.  Why don’t you listen to Beck, though I know he flip flops all the time?  He has said repubs and dems are in cahoots together, just as big corp like ge/google with the gov’t.  There is no rt/left, repubs and dems alike are leftists/progressives.

      So Republicans are a fake opposition party.  Repubs desperately want to be wiped out, so you see by intention boehner and graham/mccain doing what Obama wants and clearly speaking out for the same time from drones to more debt to arms to al quaeda rebels, etc… 
      Repubs don’t get wiped out unless they want to be wiped out – you must think they are cowards and stupid.  Well, they are not.  It is only cons repubs that are cowards and stupid.

      • Jaamoose

        I’d concur with stupid and cowardly…

    • Dee

       Tell me what the A1 part of this thing entails.

  • landofaahs

    Let’s investigate the teachers and pols and news media.  Perhaps an organization could be started which takes donations to hire private investigators to pry in all these liberals lives and make it all public information.  I wonder what that would stir?

  • Anonymous

    Just think how evil these progressives are  in changing our government ,individual values ,instead of confronting adults with the power of reasoning,self thinking &,knowledgeable of our constitution, rights,freedoms how and why they came about to  debate pro and con of the progressive agenda to change our government not to conform to their wishes !! So they target our vulnerable and impressible children ,brain wash to fulfill their agenda of a communist collective form of government with no more individuals,rights,freedoms ! Plus they hid what they doing to our children copyright laws etc !! I think ever children should be allow by law to carry a hidden audio recording device or video to help parents protect their children from mental abuse of brain washing and their probing of children  for  personal and private information on the parents !!!  I think we only discover the tip of iceberg on what really going on in our schools and devastating effects on our children to be individual and to be his or her own person ,they decide their destiny and shape it,what they pursuit for their happiness not what government dictate for them  !!!!!!!!!  They will control the parents and their  treatment in the future too  ,if their children were  brain wash ,even you have another twenty good years left without pain they be pressuring their parent take the blue pill and go die , the me generation of brainless control,callous ,brain wash program zombies !!  CONTROL CONTROL CONTROL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

      When people desire nothing but control and power over their fellow men, to make them into beasts ruled by a handful of others, they are following in the footsteps of their spiritual father the Devil.

  • http://www.facebook.com/TopAssistant Frank Livingston

    This is an excellent wake-up call for every American to get involved before Obama, Bush and the other Progressives destroy this nation. First, Federal funding for schools is
    unconstitutional and we must begin identifying and cutting unconstitutional agencies,
    department, programs and funding for the U.N and other foreign entities.
    I could not believe how far the government is getting into our lives and getting this type of data is dangerous. I worked for the federal, state, and local government in the fire and emergency services for over 40 years and you do not want government employees to have access to your child’s information.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4HAW7OERGSC7VZM72V7IGDJ3B4 Sharmane

       Carter’s useless, inept and money-sucking Department of Education should be dismantled.  Period.  Start with that, then hatchet off many other agencies of the federal government.

    • Jaamoose

      You have to be way down the rabbit hole of crazy to call Bush a progressive…

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/S5JS7SGMBSW5ETQQ7U6YQNT4UM Ken

        Bush was a huge problem

        • Anonymous

          Yes. He was a HUGE problem.. Trust me, I didnt want to believe it either, but George W Bush was NOT a Consevative guy but was what my Dad calls a Progressive Republican, worse than a RINO (new title I guess bc it fits) and spent like a drunken sailor among other things. I honestly do not understand how a man who really wanted to do the right thing was suckered into spending and duping the people…idk was it his dad or the whole family or what? The man is a born again Christian and has done many good things for people. he said no to lots of things but I just don’t understand why he thought passing jillions of new laws, spending money like crazy and passing the Dept of Homeland Security was a good thing Constitutionally…I used to refuse to believe there are lots of Repub n on this along with the Liberals but i m rtelly startin to take a second look and now that I am older, it scares the crud out of me.

        • Shane

           Yes, if Bush had said that Islam is a religion of Jihad instead of lying to the American people and calling Islam a “religion of peace,” we would be doing much better in the global war against Islamic Jihad. The Left is trying to brainwash the American people into ignoring the facts that almost all of our terrorist enemies are devout Muslims who are killing in the name of Allah.

      • http://www.facebook.com/TopAssistant Frank Livingston

        What programs and spending did he
        do that is unconstitutional and wasteful in the eyes of a Conservative?

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Facts are facts, presented in writing and in the very words of those who seek to gain final dominance over all of us in the nation by a communist system of government. I can only pray the truth reaches enough people soon enough so we can end this madness once and for all.

    • http://hankrutland.mynikken.net. Fior Gael

      I heartily concur.

  • http://twitter.com/jdoathout Joseph Oathout


    First Chapter is missing pages however 95- is perfectly intact. Obviously the Department of Public Archives thinks that we should be able to read and pring it… but for how long?

  • http://twitter.com/JWherley Jeffrey Wherley

    It’s to little to late, I fear, the only reset will likely come out of the ends of guns. All these nudges have crested the hills of their goals. We face war in Syria of our own design, just like the 20 years build up to Vietnam, “training” behind the scenes. Obama and Hillary have concluded the inevitability of war there. North and South Korea are on the brink, and so is Egypt with the only thing that will bring the people of Egypt together is when Israel is forced to attack Iran. Then all the Arab and Islamic Nations will join as one to take out Israel. The token US support will inflame and further divide America, and US citizens will be rounded up for insults to Islam and inciting terrorism. With our Citizenry loyal troops spread around the world, Obama’s Homeland defense force will take over law enforcement activities and America will fall into chaos.

    Maybe I should right a book about this theory  Oh wait, I don’t think I have time to conclude it before it all happens this summer. BE PERPARED, it is coming, the Arab spring is by (US, Islamic, Chinese and Russian) design not populace grassroots happen stance.
    just my opinion

  • Anonymous

    Please show on TheBlaze the first edition source url’s and page numbers you are using for the TV and radio shows. It would make our research so much faster, and easier posting.

  • April Frost

    This is Real and happening in Northeast Tennessee!! I have a child in a Northeast Tennessee Middle School and I am dealing with this now, TODAY!!. This is not a conspiracy theory. They are offering incentives such as “free days” at school for those children who return surveys that are sent home asking about income, race, job specifics etc. 

    If the child does not return the form, then they are excluded from “free day”. 

    I have refused to return the form and they have sent it home three more times with notes from the principal on it. My child was made to believe that he was “missing out” if he didn’t return the survey. Common Core is here, and it is hiding in the shadows. 

    The local economy here is bad, very bad. Jobs are scarce and people are afraid to speak up due to fear of being replaced by some other unknowing or uncaring person willing to take their job. Even worse, the local government here is what is called a METRO. Which makes this county very similar to a communism and they can make their own rules. Our local officials are even challenging the State’s Sunshine Law which would allow commissioners to conduct county business during  private meetings instead of a public one. Fishy? yes!

    It’s bad, some days I feel like I am sinking in the waves of this mess and the people here are too “down and out” to care or fight. I am barely treading water here. 

    So NO, this is not fake, this is not a conspiracy theory, and it is already too late here :( prayers please

  • Kimberly Hilsenbeck

     Not sure why my name didn’t show…It’s Kim Hilsenbeck

  • April Frost


    notice the “Data, Testing and Report Cards” link to the left on the above referenced page.

  • http://twitter.com/MHLehman_msu Matthew Lehman

    Has anyone provided the links to all the documents that he showed in his television progam yesterday?

  • http://twitter.com/knightir K

    Hackers are abundant, for purposes of states..
    A ‘Common core’, was done in Nordics Europe by Nazis, on Manual during WW2 and afterfadings.. yes there where guerilla freaks leftovers, fanatix, alike AQ, even coworks been noticed in between those.
    Some Naz went to US, as you might know.. There was a spread of crazyness. And same behaviours shows now it’s Digital.
    For International Conventions, as for child abuses, a conventions is ratified on a global basis.
    But not every nation, is yet prepared..due to conflicting in certain issues, as for cultures manners, jurisdictions.
    Still, it’s fully possible Conventions can in fact stop spyings at kids, if – PEDOPHILI – is noticed being one factor of harmings!!

    As for me, one of harassed folkgroups by Scandinavian overwinterer nazis.
    We found several lists, bound for living sites, of family members..
    And another, came up in Schoolmedical journal,of age 10-11 years, but was never found in Townhall archive, as in papers only by that time. Still someone had it during 21th century, stolen..
    Scandinavian democrates, had later taken on a ‘Harassor’s technique’ to dominate’, as the nazis say usally in Europe. By Blackmailing thru Extorsions, of found Offensive abusive informations, – TO DOMINATE.
    When said, “pedophili”…the horizone went much more darker, and the situation went more harder pointed.
    If so, I guess one shall strike fast, and just destroy the harddisc servers, for good, with certain shortcircuit substances. And, take out for destructs in mobile equips, the Nerve System techs.

    Or it will remain going sick and abusive..later in Life.

    (..oh, now the reality seems to have damaged that ‘Gold reserve’ stopper idea of currencis overtake, And is likely to be restored, if smart enough, having a preventing mind.. Not being stupid for being led like a trained brainwashed dog, doing what failured leaders think..haha!).
    Nazis, where among the craziest walked this planet..

  • Anonymous

    As a former Medicare Billing Nurse for nursing homes, this doesn’t surprise me at all. In exchange for federal and/or state government reimbursement for folks staying in a nursing home – under the auspices of ‘Rehabilitation’ post-hospitalization and ‘long term care’ for folks unable to take care of themselves (read: Medicaid), nursing homes must provide a national data base with EXTENSIVE information on all residents (patients) in ‘certified’ beds… As a mathematician/statistician – the data base that’s been generated is simply amazing – but it comes at a cost to basic ‘quality of care’ that made me sick to my stomach; fulfilling the requirements of the Regulations are, out of necessity for justifying the all-important payment, secondary to actual care for the residents – and I can only imagine how the nightmare that these same constraints place on teachers/schools will result in vastly inferior educational practice… Talk about outcome-based!

  • http://youtu.be/0iRCvDwF26Q Sam Fisher

    This is evil and the progressives pushing it know it. Liberals are willing to ignore all manner of evil because it is on their side and will not do a thing to stop it. The majority of liberals is too far down the hope and change hole that they will never see this total control government machine until it bites them in the rear. We need to be fighting for not only our freedom but theirs even if they cannot realize it then if the spit in our faces for not following their lord and savior to hell on earth. They may hate us but what we do in our fight is for both of us. I wonder if their brainwashing will let them see that reality. Even if I am the only voice for freedom I will keep fighting until they kill me.

  • Frederick Charles Jackson

    What Beck is talking about is the nest application from the Brain Mapping project’s that have been underway since as far as I know 1980’s. Maybe I remember reading about this as far back as 1970’s. Listen folks I can tell you with abject certainty, as a PARTICIPANT (though how it happened is irrelevant) that as I sit here in my apartment at this moment there are others who know precisely what I am thinking. WAIT, don’t get excited. Thoughts are language. During the mapping process [1998 Rita Carter Mapping The Brain / Scientific American_Mind, etc. etc.] our science has discovered that we think in terms of words – those words together are thoughts – they are now converted electronically through Neural Links. A quadriplegic, locked in from the world can now communicate his thoughts to a cpu and his wife and kids standing there can answer him/her back! Is that cool or what. will be back with the terms and locations for you in a bit. FC Jackson Hold on Glenn Beck this Jackson and  know what I am talking about.

  • Frederick Charles Jackson

    What Beck is talking about is the nest application from the Brain Mapping project’s that have been underway since as far as I know 1980’s. Maybe I remember reading about this as far back as 1970’s. Listen folks I can tell you with abject certainty, as a PARTICIPANT (though how it happened is irrelevant) that as I sit here in my apartment at this moment there are others who know precisely what I am thinking. WAIT, don’t get excited. Thoughts are language. During the mapping process [1998 Rita Carter Mapping The Brain / Scientific American_Mind, etc. etc.] our science has discovered that we think in terms of words – those words together are thoughts – they are now converted electronically through Neural Links. A quadriplegic, locked in from the world can now communicate his thoughts to a cpu and his wife and kids standing there can answer him/her back! Is that cool or what. will be back with the terms and locations for you in a bit. FC Jackson Hold on Glenn Beck this Jackson and  know what I am talking about.

  • Frederick Charles Jackson

    http://link.springerhttp://www.modafinil.com/article/brainjuice.html.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10278-009-9254-0  http://whttp://books.google.com/books?id=48xhHy4c4Z4C&pg=PP1&lpg=PP1&output=html_textww.neuroimage.nl/    http://www.signalbhn.org/Resources.aspx 
    This will get you going. Believe me Glenn you are so right about this. To have another person known by you is one thing. But if they are strangers, criminals, I mean what happens once thgis gets away from them!! Think about calling me sir. FC Jackson @ 720-585-4809 Denver, CO. I listen to you all the time when possible. Digging it Glenn!

  • Frederick Charles Jackson

    Need to go. For my country you Rock USA

  • me

    This actually explains the bizarre test my teenager was forced to participate in here at her high school.  She was “randomly selected” to participate in this “study” where they asked her all kinds of invasive questions.  They wanted her to account for her day minute by minute.  They wanted to know how much she was eating, what she was eating, if her parents had given her fast food in the past x number of days, how many minutes of the day she was exercising, etc. etc.  It also asked what kinds of food her parents were feeding her.  It wanted to know where she was each minute of the day and how much she slept. She told me, “They said it was anonymous but I could see my student ID number on the screen the whole time.  They can easily track my answers to me.”  

  • anonymous

    Here you go, Glen – Education Week has several articles in an issue this month about how teachers don’t want Core Curriculum.  They’re complaining that they’ll have to completely overhall the way they teach now and several school districts are saying that they don’t want the federal funding ( particularly for his early childhood programs) because they fear the curriculum will be inflexible and the government will take away their funding if they don’t comply.  I can’t put up the article but here’s a link to Education Week’s website – I think the articles are in this week’s issue.


  • http://www.speakthewordnow.com Karen Rose

    Now you see what the Word of God has been saying for thousands of years…Now you can see clearly how the wicked work and who the wicked are…The Lord is allowing the wicked to come out in the open for all to see…The wicked stand laughing with each other, but they do not know what is about to hit them right in the head…..Psalms 2…Why do the nations rage,
    And the people plot a vain thing?
    2 The kings of the earth set themselves,
    And the rulers take counsel together,
    Against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying,
    3 “Let us break Their bonds in pieces
    And cast away Their cords from us.”4 He who sits in the heavens shall LAUGH;
    The Lord shall hold them in derision.
    5 Then He shall SPEAK to them in His wrath,
    And DISTRESS them in His deep displeasureSo just trust the Lord Jesus, Yeshusa…He knows just what He is doing….and going to do.

  • Anonymous

    Mr. Beck: Spread the word, anyway you can, PLEASE. America needs this information.

  • Terry Carter

    stimulus money with a data base of kids, what’s next a implant of a chip to moniter them day and night.

  • Anonymous

    Years ago I came across a web site for an org. that was an international insurance assoc. They were open about how their member companies (like AIG, State Farm, etc.) had to (as members) pool their customer data for use jointly by foreign governments and private industries. For instance, countries and businesses could study the demographics to decide where to open or close factories based on current and trending workforces. These insurance companies are huge, international beings who have no particular country loyalties. They sell your data to dictators and labor secretaries across the globe.

    I thought this was illegal, but there it was, detailed on their official website.

    So, gathering data on children could easily have evil roots beyond our own corrupt gov. And who’s in bed with AIG?…with the health insurance industry? Your data is pooled from many angles, like from the Commerce Dept./Census Bureau survey I dutifully filled out last month. Your data is a world-wide commodity, for sale to the highest bidder AND lowest bidder.

  • Shane

    The Left has been very successful in indoctinating our children into the Cult of Liberalism for decades. It helps that the Left controls our news and entertainment media too. We must fight this indoctrination or our country is lost.

  • yingling777

    If you tell your children beforehand to be on the lookout for teachers who try to teach you the wrong things, then the children will be prepared.  Let them know that teachers who are jewish will most likely be the ones who will promote any kind of communist thinking, and they will quickly learn that you are right.  Teach them the ways that jews use psychology and your children will see it.  Children are not stupid.

  • Anonymous

     For more information on this data mining, see:
    “K-12 student database jazzes tech startups, spooks parents”

    • http://twitter.com/DDMeyers DD Meyers

      Thx for the link.  The more information, the better!

  • Anonymous

    Progressive??? COMMUNIST?????? Seriously folks, this is all coming straight from Wall St. and the Right wing. Milton Friedman’s all over the voucher thing. To the extent that the DOE is involved, that is the extent to which is has been co-opted by the influence of money. Betsy DeVos is a progressive? Bobby Jindal? The replacement of public education by private schools is a leftist plot? Rupert Murdoch is a pinko? SMH

  • Anonymous

    I haven’t found all of these categories in the database, has anyone fact checked this? 
    “According to the National Data Collection Model, the government should collect information on health-care history, family income and family voting status along with religious affiliation and extra curricular activity, “

  • http://www.facebook.com/erica.sellers.14 Erica Sellers

    Toda my daughter of 10 years, went to school with the understanding from me(mom)that she was not being forced to take the CommonCoreTest. She knew it wouldnt be damaging her grade in away as well. I wrote a note to her teacher explaining ever so gently I will not allow my daughter to take these tests. Her teacher explained to my daughter that it wasnt My(mom) decision to make and the test was mandatory. Therefore my daughter at 10 yrs. felt she was in trouble after that and took the 1st. part of the test. I feel violated as a parent.. it WAS my decision was it  not? please help me understand

  • Vikki Prince Rosich

    Thank you for all the information on this. I have shared and hope that those already noticing differences in their once-good school will stand up.
    I still don’t know HOW they are getting data. Will they go around me and ask my kids? I guess I now tell my kids nothing. Sad.

  • Socialism: Organized Evil

    If we had to wait until things could be made available for everyone, even the relative comfort of today’s poor could have never happened.

  • Socialism: Organized Evil

    Ultimately, it’s up to each of us to build the shining city: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0094KY878

  • George Allegro

    Since we can’t predict civilization a century from now, it is incorrect to think that progress simply depends upon applying today’s ideas.

  • George Allegro

    Certainly, there’s no material difference between today’s liberals and the socialists, marxists, and communists of yore.

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