Archives for March 16, 2015

Superintendent Confirms Common Core’s Pearson Spying on Kids’ Social Media Accounts

The super­in­ten­dent of the Watchung Hills Region­al High School Dis­trict in New Jer­sey has con­firmed that she sent an email to fel­low super­in­ten­dents Tues­day about her con­cern that edu­ca­tion pub­lish­ing giant Pear­son is “mon­i­tor­ing” children’s social media accounts for pos­si­ble leaks about the Com­mon Core-aligned PARCC tests. On Fri­day, Bob Braun, a for­mer lead­ing colum­nist for […]

Rising Enemy Within: Private Police Fits New World Order Script

First I want to say that many cor­po­rate (secu­ri­ty) sym­pa­thiz­ers tend to defend pri­vate polic­ing, but this arti­cle will debunk all their argu­ments and show how pri­vate polic­ing is the end-all end-game ulti­mate threat to free­dom in Amer­i­ca and human­i­ty as a whole, all in the name of pro­tect­ing cor­po­rate prof­its $ while work­ing hand […]

The Walking Core: Standards Won’t Die In SC

Offi­cial­ly, Com­mon Core is dead in South Car­oli­na, wiped out Wednes­day by a vote of the state board of edu­ca­tion. How­ev­er, lead­ers of the state’s anti-Com­­mon Core move­ment are any­thing but hap­py, say­ing the state is being tricked by a bait-and-switch tac­tic that replaces the stan­dards with some­thing near­ly iden­ti­cal. Sheri Few, the head of […]

Hertz puts cameras in its rental cars, says it has no plans to use them

This week I got an angry email from a friend who had just rent­ed a car from Hertz: “Did you know Hertz is putting cam­eras in rental cars!? This is bullsh*t. I won­der if it says they can tape me in my Hertz con­tract.” He sent along this pho­to of a cam­era peep­ing at him […]