Richard Innes: Schools, Data-Mining, and Invasions of Privacy

BIPPS’ Richard Innes talks to Joy Pullmann about growing privacy threats from ever-expanding student databases in this Heartland Institute Podcast released on May 21, 2012. The recording includes a real world example of how supposedly sanitizing student data does not provide adequate security. Innes points to an example where database matching allowed sensitive student data,…

Common Core revolt in New York heats up: Principals reject new Common Core test results

Reaction to the first year of Common Core State Standards aligned testing in New York has been dramatic. In lower Manhattan, large numbers of parents boycotted the tests when they were administered. Now, 15 New York City upper level school principals say: “…they will no longer be using results from a controversial new state test…

Mercatus and Bluegrass Scholars report: Kentucky is not economically competitive, Part 4 of 4

Citizen Education Seminar Panel from Bluegrass Institute on Vimeo. Recently the Bluegrass Institute partnered with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University to host its Citizen Education Seminar at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Lexington. The event included both Bluegrass Institute and Mercatus scholars discussing the most pertinent barriers standing in the way of Kentucky’s economic competitiveness.…