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Exposed Huge K-12 Database: Bill Gates & Carnegie Co On Millions Of Children Social Profiles

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posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 10:45 AM
Just reported on Rueters News, this $100 million database has only been "visible" for three months
now, while the data input began 18 months ago...and already holds information on millions of children
K -12 grade, comprised of names, addresses, including S.S. numbers, and further data is added about hobbies, career goals, attitudes toward school and homework completion.

The database includes test scores and attendance as well as learning disabilities, supposedly
collected as a way to profle children, in cooperation with School Districts. This information is
then stored, and provides a detailed view of students' educational experiences.

Legal rights to this information go to local education officials, who will be able to share files with
private companies that sell educational products and services, and may begin
to sell this information in 2015.

This is postively Orwelllian, and seems wrong on many levels. What is highly disconcerting
is this information has been collected without the consent or knowledge of the parents or the students.

Schools do not need parental consent to share student records with any “school official” who has a “legitimate educational interest,” according to the US Department of Education. The department defines “school official” to include private companies hired by the school, so long as they use
the data only for the purposes spelled out in their contracts.

That’s hardly reassuring to many parents.

“Once this information gets out there, it’s going to be abused. There’s no doubt in my mind,”

one of the parents said. Well, he is right.

The database is a joint project of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which provided most of the funding, the Carnegie Corporation of New York and school officials from several states. Amplify Education, a division of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp, built the infrastructure over the past 18 months. When it was ready, the Gates Foundation turned the database over to a newly created nonprofit, inBloom Inc, which will run it.

States and school districts can choose whether they want to input their student records into the
system; the service is free for now, though inBloom officials say they will likely start to
charge fees in 2015. So far seven states; Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky,
North Carolina, and Massachusetts have committed to enter data from select school districts.
Louisiana and New York will be entering nearly all student records statewide.

Welcome to 1984!
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posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 10:53 AM
reply to post by burntheships

Why do they need social security numbers is my question?
Once that info is out in the wild do you know how many fraudsters will be opening up credit cards in kids names?

posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 10:59 AM

Originally posted by grey580
reply to post by burntheships

Why do they need social security numbers is my question?

Good question, and not suprising to find Bill Gates, Carnegie and Murdoch behind this.
Of course, its all just innocent, in the best interest of the childrens education and all of that.

There could never be anything nefarious about it, no ulterior motives, such as using chidren
sensitve information soley as a means of profit, social profiling, or anything such of that nature!

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posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 11:15 AM
"I hope you know that this will go down on your permanent record."

posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 11:20 AM
Information is the new 'gold' and in the near future it will be just as valuable as the real stuff. They're just stocking up now while it's easy to get. It's an investment like any other commodity.

posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 11:26 AM
I don't believe the main purpose of this is to sell a few books or software programs. There's cheaper and better ways to market.

It's to create a nice database of all humans. Adults are already tracked through their social security number tied into their phones, credit report, shopping cards ect.

Kids aren't so easily tracked.

Information is power.

posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 11:31 AM
reply to post by heyitsok

Yes, so much for the advancment of civil rights.

I suppose one could argue that if children are treated from the gate that they
dont actually possess any civil rights it is much easier as adults to control them.

posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 11:42 AM

Originally posted by Daughter2

It's to create a nice database of all humans.

For the coming Totalitaran State, for under the under the totalitarian state they are
to be but a means to an end, an egregious violation of civil rights.

Your right, and I agree there is no reason good enough, nothing could make
this right, or justified!

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posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 12:08 PM
Wow if I could flag this I would in a heartbeat! This news is just insane. Sooooo glad we homeschool in Texas. We are a little more "off the record" than we would be if we lived in other states.

Every time we go to the doctor we have to sign that we "read" some privacy notice. We have the illusion of privacy up the wazoo but this database is just more "proof" of our LACK of privacy in all aspects of life. It is a shame that "we" allow all of this to happen. It would be nice if our "elected" officials stood up for us and kept this kind of stuff from happening. I wonder what Texas will do about the database....

posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 12:21 PM
It nearly sounds to far fetched to be even real...
Maybe its just my own psyche wishing it wasn't real.

Just think if you started taking notes about behavior or information about someones else child you'd get locked up for being a pedo.

The whole concept of what is detailed in this thread makes me feel ill

What a world we live in..
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posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 12:25 PM
reply to post by pslr2301

I so agree, it is insantiy! And good on your for taking resposibilty in your childrens
education! I was looking online for more about this, it just seemed to surface
out of nowhere. I dont know if some states, such as Texas have diffrerent laws,
or how these seven states became involved.

If you learn anything about it, much appreciated if you would report it here!

Welcome to ATS!

posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 01:03 PM
These slime are egenicists..they would kill off the kids with IQs of. under 120....
They will track these children to pick out the best and brightest for special programming....The rest they will deem disposable but useful for slave labour...
Bill and Melinda back the doomsday vault, african innoculations, all kinds of stuff thats dual purpose in my books...
They are up to killing off the population....whatever ways they can get away with it....
NWO shills all.....IMHO

posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 01:18 PM

Originally posted by stirling

Bill and Melinda back the doomsday vault, african innoculations, all kinds of stuff thats dual purpose in my books...

and Geoengineering, yep, now social profilling of little children.
Well, if anyone was in doubt that the schools were heading towards
an end game with complete socialist agenda, they should be doubting no more.

That the data should be allowed to be sold is reprehensible!

While inBloom pledges to guard the data tightly, its own privacy policy states that it “cannot guarantee the security of the information stored … or that the information will not be intercepted when it is being transmitted.”

posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 01:20 PM

Originally posted by Markive
It nearly sounds to far fetched to be even real...

It is shocking, unbelievably much so that I imagine most people
think the title could be a hoax! Seriously!

posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 01:53 PM
I'm shocked, but not really I guess......
I really don't even know what to say about this aside from it's disgusting that they are entering our kids in a mass database. I agree with the poster from Texas, we are also lucky up here to be able to homeschool our children outside of the system.

When my son was still in school, he told me about a new technology that they acquired in the school district last year called a smart board. When I researched it, the most I could find was that it is a social network set up for the education system. This tech actually recognized my son and plastered his school picture up on the "whiteboard" as he approached to solve a problem. This new database seems to go hand in hand with such technology as it makes it much easier to keep track of each individual students progress that way.

Thanks for sharing! One more reason I am glad to have my babies both at home with me.

posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 02:02 PM
reply to post by woodsmom

Good for you woodsmom,

I cant say enough good about alternatives to public school....
I guess we should have seen this coming, it is just so outlandish
it seems right out of A Brave New World...

That program you described, that is freaky scary.

Is that done with facial recognition? Do you know, or are they programming
the children into it ahead of time?

posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 02:31 PM
reply to post by burntheships

It's absolutely facial recognition. There is a camera pointed at the classroom, and will identify the student approaching the board. The entire program is set up to share classroom and our kids personal work internally. I really wondered why they needed these expensive machines in Kindergarten and first grade classrooms, but I think that has been answered for me now after reading about this database.

With everything going on , I wonder how long it will be before teaching our own children is off limits too. My son's principal asked me if I had checked into the legalities surrounding homeschooling in our state. I informed her that yes I had every right to pull him out of school and teach him what I see fit. She didn't say another word to me when she realized that I knew my rights. As a side note, I tested my son on basic first grade skills when I removed him, he failed many of the tests. When I tested him 3 1/2 weeks later he had improved on basic skills to an A average. So that only tells me that they aren't doing a very good job in the first place.

Thank You for bringing awareness to this topic!

posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 07:06 PM
reply to post by woodsmom

Your very welcome, and that is just plain scary, why would they need facial recognition
software on grade school children?

posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 11:52 PM
reply to post by burntheships

Thank you Burntheships!

I am not sure how Texas stands on this database but I will definitely update this if I hear anything. I will be watching it closely because my sister has her kids in the public school system.


I am very blessed to live in one of the most lenient homeschool states. Here is a link to a site that will explain what everyone's laws are currently. HSLDA State Laws

My opinion is that public school education has really been declining for a long time. To me it is nothing more than a (poor) babysitter. No way I am subjecting my babies (ages 8 & 10) to that. Yup, so they get social skills at school. Great social skills learning how to do drugs, act violently, disrespect each other, and have sex by the age they are now. All while NOT learning anything. Ummm nah, thanks but I'll pass. I will stick to socializing them my way and RAISING them!

Right or wrong, I am *trying* to do the right thing by them in the best way I see fit. Taking responsibility for my own decisions. Besides, I am totally good with not having a Sandy Hook (ish) type incident near me and losing the only things that matter in my life in the blink of an eye.

Besides, (yup I am biased!!) my kiddos are AWESOME!!! I would be nuts to not want to hang out with them every chance I get and see the wheels turning in their heads when we do our lessons.

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posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 10:06 AM
reply to post by pslr2301

Your Welcome, and please do pass it around! Send it out via email...
And good on your and your endeavors with your children! They are young
but only a short time, and it is apparent that many of the public school districts
have come up short, whatever the reasons. And that was before they started
doing this.

I am appalled to learn any childs information is being collected, and to be sold,
hope that maybe even the ACLU takes this on.

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