Charlotte Thomson IserbytDAY 24: SKINNER HORROR FILES

Skinner TIMESkinner’s Ero­sion of Privacy

LAWRENCE P. GRAYSON OF THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF Edu­ca­tion, wrote “Edu­ca­tion, Tech­nol­ogy, and Indi­vid­ual Pri­vacy” (ECTJ, Vol. 28, No. 3, pp. 195–208) in 1976. The fol­low­ing are some excerpts from this impor­tant paper which serves as a clear warn­ing regard­ing the indis­crim­i­nate use of behav­ior­ist meth­ods and technology:

The right to pri­vacy is based on a belief in the essen­tial dig­nity and worth of the indi­vid­ual. Mod­ern tech­no­log­i­cal devices, along with advances in the behav­ioral sci­ences, can threaten the pri­vacy of stu­dents. For­tu­nately, inva­sions of pri­vacy in edu­ca­tion have not been wide­spread. How­ever, suf­fi­cient vio­la­tions have been noted to war­rant spe­cific leg­is­la­tion and to pro­mote a sharp increase in atten­tion to pro­ce­dures that will ensure pro­tec­tion of indi­vid­ual pri­vacy. Tech­nol­ogy that can reveal inner­most thoughts and motives or can change basic val­ues and behav­iors, must be used judi­ciously and only by qual­i­fied pro­fes­sion­als under strictly con­trolled con­di­tions. Edu­ca­tion includes indi­vid­u­als and edu­ca­tional exper­i­men­ta­tion is human exper­i­men­ta­tion. The edu­ca­tor must safe­guard the pri­vacy of stu­dents and their fam­i­lies.…privacy [Con­tinue reading]

The 2008 Common Core Sales Job: Part Three FROM DR. MERCEDES SCHNEIDER

Mercedes Schneider, PhD

Mer­cedes Schnei­der, PhD

In 2008, the National Gov­er­nors Asso­ci­a­tion (NGA), the Coun­cil of Chief State School Offi­cers (CCSSO), and Achieve, Inc., released a report, Bench­mark­ing for Suc­cess: Ensur­ing U.S. Stu­dents Receive a World-class Edu­ca­tion.

I have exam­ined this report in two pre­vi­ous posts.  In  Part One of my series on this report, I con­sid­ered the report’s absence of dis­cus­sions of national debt in pro­mot­ing the faulty goal of  “global com­pe­ti­tion” via nation­ally stan­dard­ized edu­ca­tion. In Part Two, I con­sider the indi­vid­u­als author­ing, “advis­ing on,” and finan­cially sup­port­ing the report.

In this third and final post, I exam­ine the idea of “bench­mark­ing,” which is sup­posed to be the pri­mary pur­pose of the NGA/CCSSO report. [Con­tinue reading]

The Target Date for America’s Depopulation Has Been Set

Thanks to Ted Turner for making it clear what the globalists truly desire.

The Internet is filled with revelations of how the global elite want to depopulate humanity by 90%. Landmarks such as the Georgia Guidestones are top of the evidence list for proof of this agenda. There is an emerging body of evidence that the … [Continue reading]


Rosa Koire

Just a few days ago the Miami Herald, Florida, newspaper ran a story headlined: Lawmakers To Consider Banning Biometrics in Schools.  The Pinellas County school district started using biometrics (iris scans, fingerprint scans, and palm readers...not … [Continue reading]

The UN’s got the money, the UN’s got the water


No one, and most especially Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, should be surprised that two United Nations lawyers came to town to scold city officials for cutting off water to delinquent customers, sanctimoniously describing the water shut-offs as a “human … [Continue reading]

Common Core is a distraction”


Libertarian Candidate Quotes Charlotte!We interrupt the current Skinner Horror Files series to announce that the Libertarian candidate for governor in New York state has just quoted Charlotte in his opposition to charter schools! … [Continue reading]