Monthly Archives: September 2013

on Whistleblowers

whis·tle·blow·er: One who reveals wrongdoing within an organization to the public or to those in positions of authority (definition from www.thefreedictionary.com) Human beings are not perfect. And if you have been watching the news lately, it appears that those in … Continue reading

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on Data Mining, Part 2

A couple of weeks ago I provided a list of all the personal information the state of Iowa gathers on students, including those in some private and homeschooled environments. While many believe that such personal information on your child stays … Continue reading

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on Data Mining, Part 1

Several weeks ago I wrote about the coming invasion in privacy in education due to illegal regulatory changes to the FERPA law and the US Department of Education funding of State Longitudinal Database Systems (SLDS) to track student data via … Continue reading

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on Teachers

Think back to when you were still in school. Do you remember your best teachers? What was it about them that made your school experience better? Your future life better? There are three teachers that come to mind for me … Continue reading

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on Authority

“Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth” ~ Albert Einstein (1879-1955) scientist On February 1, 1933, two days after Adolph Hitler became the democratically elected chancellor of Germany, a young pastor named Dietrich Bonhoeffer gave a radio … Continue reading

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