"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

. . .a pupil attitude factor, which appears to have a stronger relationship to achievement than do all the “school” factors together, is the extent to which an individual feels that he has some control over his own destiny. James Coleman, 1966

Friday, June 06, 2014

Shelby County to Launch Classroom Camera Project to Collect and Share Video of Kindergarten Students

The Gates Foundation reporter of record, Jane Roberts, has a celebratory piece on how video capture will be used to evaluate kindergarten teachers in 26 Shelby County Schools.  Will they call this ill-advised excuse for more surveillance, "Cameras for Kindergartners?"

The State Department of Education should have learned by now that parents and teachers will not allow this kind of third party collection of data on children.  There is nothing in the story that describes who will collect or store the data, only that it will be uploaded.  Who will have access?

See this link for the a four part piece on the first time the State and Gates tried this.

1 comment:

  1. Not again! This needs to stop! You helped Washington County. Maybe you can do the same for Shelby Co!