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 determined by the central planners.
"This is long overdue. Finally, California, the center of the tech world, has a government that is catching up to the 21st century," said Arun Ramanathan, CEO of Pivot Learning Partners, a nonprofit that will be benefiting from this legislation.
"I'm encouraged we are moving forward and proceeding through the workgroup in a thoughtful and deliberate way," said Hans Johnson, a senior fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California and director of its Higher Education Center.
The state bureaucracy is now tasked with determining exactly what data is collected from children to enable Big Brother.