California Is Launching a Creepy “Cradle to Career” Data System to Track EVERYTHING About Children

California Is Launching a Creepy “Cradle to Career” Data System to Track EVERYTHING About Children By Daisy Luther Just in case we haven’t provided you with enough creepy dystopian news lately, the nation’s leader in Creepy Dystopia, California, has a brand new program. The “Cradle to Career Data System” will study and document everything about a child born in the state. But don’t worry, it’s for your children’s own good. What the heck is the “Cradle to Career Data System”? Beginning at birth and stalking the child until he or…

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School District Warns Parents Their Kids Could Be Taken Away Over Unpaid Lunches

School District Warns Parents Their Kids Could Be Taken Away Over Unpaid Lunches By Emma Fiala A school district in Pennsylvania has warned parents that their children could end up in foster care if overdue school lunch bills aren’t paid. About 1,000 parents in the Wyoming Valley West School District received letters outlining the new policy, leading to complaints from parents and the community. The letter indicates that the unpaid bills may lead to dependency hearings and ultimately the removal of the children for interfering with their “child’s right to…

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California Unveils Big Brother Education System to Track Kids From “Cradle to Career”

California Unveils Big Brother Education System to Track Kids From “Cradle to Career” By Shane Trejo The California legislature has approved legislation that will be signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom to set up an educational system that will use big data to track children from “cradle to career.” Senate Bill 75 was approved by a vote of 31-7 in the Senate and 62-14 in the Assembly. It will create a “longitudinal” data system that profiles and manipulates pupils from the earliest of ages so they are guided into a career…

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Orwellian Future: Facial Recognition & Mass Surveillance Is Coming To U.S. Schools

Orwellian Future: Facial Recognition & Mass Surveillance Is Coming To U.S. Schools By Mac Slavo We are staring our Orwellian future right in the face.  Beginning in New York, facial recognition is coming to schools in the United States and it’ll be switched on for testing next week. The dystopian future George Orwell warned about in his accidental historical predictions book, 1984, has arrived. According to an article by Engadget, the Lockport City School District in New York will start testing a facial and object recognition system called “Aegis” on June 3rd.…

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How to Survive the Journey Ahead: A Graduation Message for a Terrifying Age

How to Survive the Journey Ahead: A Graduation Message for a Terrifying Age By John W. Whitehead “No matter who you are, no matter how strong you are, sooner or later, you’ll face circumstances beyond your control.” — Cersei Lannister, Game of Thrones Those coming of age today will face some of the greatest obstacles ever encountered by young people. They will find themselves overtaxed, burdened with excessive college debt, and struggling to find worthwhile employment in a debt-ridden economy on the brink of implosion. Their privacy will be eviscerated…

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The Assault on Campus Free Speech Doesn’t Just Come from Liberals

The Assault on Campus Free Speech Doesn’t Just Come from Liberals By Elias Atienza The free speech wars flared up again in March when President Donald Trump signed an executive order tying federal research funding to protections for free speech on college campuses. Many conservatives see the free speech battle as a partisan affair, with endless media coverage of leftist protesters shouting down speakers or shutting down venues. But this narrative doesn’t tell the entire story: free speech is under attack from the right, too. Free Speech Is a Two-Way…

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The Curators: Culling “Fake News” or Controlling the Narrative? — Sharyl Attkisson

The Curators: Culling “Fake News” or Controlling the Narrative? — Sharyl Attkisson By Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson We’ve entered a brave, new world in the information age. Where it can be tough to know what’s real. Now there are movements to help us sort through it all— to teach our kids media literacy, to “curate” our information and cull out “fake news.” Sounds like a good idea. After all, who doesn’t want their news straight up? But what if some of those efforts are actually attempts to control the…

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US Schools Are Leaving Students Ill-Equipped to Compete with Artificial Intelligence

US Schools Are Leaving Students Ill-Equipped to Compete with Artificial Intelligence By Kerry McDonald We have long known that the robots were coming, but now that they are here, the mismatch between our modern education system and the technology-fueled workplace is glaringly apparent. As robots expertly perform routine tasks and increasingly assume broader workforce responsibilities, we must ask ourselves an important question: What is our key human differentiator? The Power of Creativity According to Boston University professor Iain Cockburn, who just published a new paper on the impact of artificial…

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5 Ways to Teach Liberty to Young Children

5 Ways to Teach Liberty to Young Children By Nancy Littlefield If you believe that liberty is important for the future, you probably wonder how today’s kids are learning about it. You might quiz young children in your life to determine what they know. You could scan their social studies texts to see how liberty is described. Ultimately, you will probably decide you should instruct them about liberty yourself. But how? Elementary and middle school-aged children are not developmentally ready to debate the border wall, the minimum wage, or the…

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Are 150+ Letters from Doctors and Scientists Enough to Convince Schools to Replace Harmful WiFi with Wired Internet?

Are 150+ Letters from Doctors and Scientists Enough to Convince Schools to Replace Harmful WiFi with Wired Internet? By B.N. Frank Seriously – 150+ letters. Even though some schools in the U.S. and around the world have already made the switch, most have not.  Eventually, like telecom companies, these schools may also be held liable for choosing to use WiFi instead of safer (and affordable) wired internet. There are plenty of organizations with information online about this too.  Here are some of them: Environmental Health Trust Generation Zapped National Association for…

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