It’s Inevitable that K12 Schools and the Dept. of Ed Should be Dismantled

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It’s Inevitable that K12 Schools and the Dept. of Ed Should be Dismantled

K12 Education is a total business success story!

How to Destroy Education While Making a Trillion Dollars
“Race to Top” made huge big changes in states a lot of money was deverted from the “commons” to the private profitteers – they all got rich! $7,000,000,000 on turnarounds! This was never about helping the K12 kids learn!

2015 NATIONS REPORT CARD #NAEP results “a train wreck”
the nation’s reading and math scores were down almost across the board on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). This marked a striking shift from a quarter-century of steady increases on the NAEP, which is informally known as “the nation’s report card” and has been given pretty much every other year since 1990.

Ohio’s decision to lower its cut score for proficiency on the PARCC test is bad news for #CommonCore. PARCC is in what looks like a death spiral: Once adopted by 26 states, it’s now used by fewer than ten.

PARCC Restructures, Allows States to Customize Test

Race to the Top Final Reports

America’s Past
When they passed the child labor laws they had to do something with the kids so the 1% sends them to school and make the 99% factory workers out of them.

The Present
Nobody running for president is talking about how you are going to run a country when people no longer have to work. The Dept of Ed employees are anointed and appointed and they spend your tax dollar doing business with their friends, just like any other business.

The National Association of School Superintendents and all the book publishers and testing companies get to keep the status quo going, the Supply Chain Profiteers never want anything to change.

So the K12 “Common Core” is a red herring that takes your eye off the ball. It stops us from talking about the real issue. The common core curriculum was built for <testing> which is supposed to measure company profit.

How Big Business is Dismantling our Public School System
Scott Walker, Chris Christie, Andrew Cuomo, and Arne Duncan, who are owned by greedy, big business: Pearson Learning, Gates Foundation, Walton Family, Eli Broad, Koch Brothers, and Bradley Foundation.

White Americans are, in increasing numbers, killing themselves, directly or indirectly. Middle-aged whites have “lost the narrative of their lives.” That is, their economic setbacks have hit hard because they expected better. The american dream became existential despair.~ Krugman

New York City finds one in five adults has mental health problems.

They would all be cured if the Residents of Park Ave gave everyone 75,000 a year salary!

The B.S., Masters & Ph.D degrees in Education aren’t worth paying for.
Not one of these College Education Degrees demand that every School District person hired knows technology – hardware or software! Its 2015 and you can’t even find out if every school ever built their own website!!!

How are you going to save enough for retirement? if a baby born today in 2015 can have an expectation to live until they are 150 years old? Not a joke!
Dawn of gene-editing medicine?

In 5 years, there will be no distinction between online advisors (algorithms) and human advisors. Any human left in the biz will be technology-enabled. The average age of a financial advisor is 50.9. – 73 million millennials are now entering peak earning and spending years. Mismatch.
Banks are the best socialists.
“Big six banks set for downgrade in credit market shocker”

Success Metrics Questioned in School Program Funded by Goldman
“[Goldman Sachs] seems to have either performed a miracle, or these kids weren’t in line for special education” its investment in a Utah preschool program had helped 109 “at-risk” kindergartners avoid special education. The investment also resulted in a $260,000 payout for the Wall Street firm, the first of many payments that is expected from the investment.

Treasuries Are Rigged
Banks accused of manipulating the when-issued market for pre-auction Treasuries to squeeze out extra profits. Traders at global banks colluded to artificially inflate the price of instruments that allow them to sell U.S. debt before they own it, and then bought the debt at auctions for an artificially suppressed price, unfairly profiting at investors’ expense, according to several lawsuits filed against the banks beginning in July.
U.S. officials investigating the $12.8 trillion market for U.S. Treasuries are zeroing in on a practice of trading the debt before it’s issued. Treasuries trading the least transparent corners of the world’s largest debt market. When-issued securities act as placeholders for bills, notes or bonds before they’re auctioned. The instruments change hands over the counter, with lifespans of just days. There’s scant public information on trading volumes or the market’s biggest players.

Behind an Estimated $30 Trillion Drain on Banks, a Lot of Hypotheticals

The Business of War – where lots of folks seem to find employment.

People writing we must “stop terrorism with war” have not been following history.
Terrorism is not a religion!
“Whoever kills an innocent person it is as if he has killed all of humanity..” Quran 5:32

The NSA is the Washington region’s largest employer.
The National Cryptologic School functions as a sort of college for the National Security Agency and the intelligence community. They classes for people who are just joining the shadowy agency: NSA 101. It has a separate college focused on cyber security and cyber operations. More than 1,300 courses can be taught not only at their satellite campuses but online worldwide through secure connections. James Aldrich, the school’s deputy commandant.

The Most Militarized Universities in America

Our military has not won a war since World War II

Pentagon Farmed Out Its Coding to Russia
The Pentagon was tipped off in 2011 by a longtime Army contractor that Russian computer programmers were helping to write computer software for sensitive U.S. military communications systems, setting in motion a four-year federal investigation that ended this week with a multimillion-dollar fine against two firms involved in the work.

©1993 The Educational CyberPlayGround K12 Internet History
was the first website that allowed schools to submit their own websites if they had/have one. Many schools STILL don’t have their own website. Here are the ones that do.

K12 Total Fail: School Districts still don’t even demand that someone knows how to operate a ham radio, who knows morse code so that they can be ready to help the community when the technology goes down! Which can happen — so just how stupid is that??

Privacy Act of 1974; Computer Matching Program Between the Department of Education and the Department of Justice.

NO ONE IN THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IS TALKING ABOUT

THE FUTURE
Gartner expects that by 2025, one-third of today’s jobs will be replaced by machines. University of Oxford researchers think that number will reach 47% by 2033. In the future, technology – robots included – will become an even more common part of the workplace.
Robots will replace Citizens who won’t have or need jobs, now they can stay home with the kids, don’t need schools, so the Dept. of Ed is dismantled. School buildings become the common space shared by the community.

A “ROBOT REVOLUTION”

AMERICANS ARE NOT PAYING ATTENTION.
Nobody is talking about or thinks this through.

The Robots are Coming and and American’s schools are still doing it the same old way – training students for the very jobs the robots are taking. Math, reading and writing skills won’t stop a robot from doing your job. The College degree in education must start teaching future policy wonks, and teachers that children our future workers will need the skills that robots can’t emulate, like emotional intelligence and problem-solving.

That future will require workers to think creatively, work collaboratively, deepen their emotional IQ, and integrate technology into everything they do.

The following approaches won’t be replicated by robots any time soon.

1) Interdisciplinary Study – work in teams and synthesize knowledge from multiple subject areas to solve real-world problems.

2) Project-based learning, which empowers students to develop their creativity and problem-solving skills.

3) Social-emotional learning to improve students’ emotional intelligence. Better understand emotions, develop empathy, foster positive relationships and make responsible decisions.

But is it already too late?

The Fourth industrial revolution, after steam, mass production and electronics replacing human workers with robots saves up to 90%. But somebody has to create everything and there is a massive IT skills shortage. We need There is a massive IT skills shortage and IT management workers

Robot revolution: rise of ‘thinking’ machines could exacerbate inequality Global economy will be transformed over next 20 years at risk of growing inequality, say analysts.

A “robot revolution” will transform the global economy over the next 20 years, cutting the costs of doing business but exacerbating social inequality, as machines take over everything from caring for the elderly to flipping burgers, according to a new study.

As well as robots performing manual jobs, such as hoovering the living room or assembling machine parts, the development of artificial intelligence means computers are increasingly able to “think”, performing analytical tasks once seen as requiring human judgment.

In a 300-page report, revealed exclusively to the Guardian, analysts from investment bank Bank of America Merrill Lynch draw on the latest research to outline the impact of what they regard as a fourth industrial revolution, after steam, mass production and electronics.

“We are facing a paradigm shift which will change the way we live and work,” the authors say. “The pace of disruptive technological innovation has gone from linear to parabolic in recent years. Penetration of robots and artificial intelligence has hit every industry sector, and has become an integral part of our daily lives.”

However, this revolution could leave up to 35% of all workers in the UK, and 47% of those in the US, at risk of being displaced by technology over the next 20 years, according to Oxford University research cited in the report, with job losses likely to be concentrated at the bottom of the income scale.

“The trend is worrisome in markets like the US because many of the jobs created in recent years are low-paying, manual or services jobs which are generally considered ‘high risk’ for replacement,” the bank says.

“One major risk off the back of the take-up of robots and artificial intelligence is the potential for increasing labor polarisation, particularly for low-paying jobs such as service occupations, and a hollowing-out of middle income manual labor jobs.”

The authors calculate that the total global market for robots and artificial intelligence is expected to reach $152.7bn (£99bn) by 2020, and estimate that the adoption of these technologies could improve productivity by 30% in some industries.

They point out that Google bought eight robotics companies in a two-month period in 2014, from Boston Dynamics, which makes the BigDog robot, to DeepMind, specialising in deep learning for artificial intelligence.

In the most advanced manufacturing sectors – among Japan’s car makers, for example – robots are already able to work unsupervised round the clock for up to 30 days without interruption. While offshoring manufacturing jobs to low-cost economies can save up to 65% on labor costs, replacing human workers with robots saves up to 90%.

At present, there are on average 66 robots per 10,000 workers worldwide, the report finds; but in the highly automated Japanese car sector there are 1,520.

But it is not just low-skilled jobs, such as assembly-line work, that could be replaced: a report from the McKinsey Global Institute in 2013 found that up to $9tn in global wage costs could be saved as computers take over knowledge-intensive tasks such as analysing consumers’ credit ratings and providing financial advice.

Enthusiasts for the rise of robots argue that they can overcome the foibles and fallibilities of human workers. The report cites research that showed judges tend to be more draconian in the runup to lunchtime and more lenient once they have eaten, for example.

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