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Arne Duncan’s Brave New World: Dept. of Education Wants Your Kid’s Blood Type?

• Pajamas Media
Among other creepy things. Duncan's DoE appears to be doling out federal funds intending to push aside state and local school boards, establish federal curricula, and gather all sorts of personal data. (Birth marks? Really?) ...[they] appear to be maneuvering for greater federal influence over state education boards. The vehicle: a supposedly state-led effort titled “Common Core Curriculum.” [...] [...] they told the states if they wanted [the money] they had to sign on to Common Core standards. Most states signed on. Indeed PJM has seen the data sets — and they might be accurately described as a brave new world. While not all of the information in these sets is mandatory at this time, the level of of detail being asked for is unsettling. The sets include such things as hair color, eye color, gestational age at birth (whether a child was premature or not), blood type, blood test results, birth marks, and even bus stop arrival time.