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1984 Arrives Thirty Years Late: Say Goodby to Privacy Forever if This Bill Passes

June 23, 2015

1984 Arrives Thirty Years Late: Say Goodby to Privacy Forever if This Bill Passes.

Diane Ravitch nails all the reasons this legislation is bad… but she and the commenters miss a horrific assumption implicit in the legislation: the most important outcome of schooling is earning megabucks.  Based on that assumption, the most meaningful metric for a college is the earnings of its graduates and calculating that metric will require the collection of scads of data. And here’s a prediction I’ll make: some legislator will suggest this initiative could be funded by selling the data! After ll, selling the data is much more desirable than raising taxes… and anyway the kids entering college are already used to being monitored on cameras— and they have nothing to fear with their data being shared unless they have something to hide.

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