It’s a new work week, Warriors. While I’m sure you’ve heard the news that once again, the voices of those who cherish freedom were ignored, know that we MUST fight on.
If you have not heard the news the American control of our internet is gone. Several credible media sources have shared this. So, I won’t beat the news over your head. I’m sure other anti CCSS Warriors have also given much time to research and writing on this particular event. However, the internet and all that goes with it are DEFINITE players in education.
So, what am I adding to the research/information? Please check it out below.
Happening Now or Has Happened Not Too Long Ago:
I’ve previously shared with you about the White House led “Educate to Innovate”. Rather than share that article here, I wanted for us to look at the Initiative now. Especially since it is at our President’s bidding that our internet is no longer ours.
This is from their website. To see more: http://www.educatetoinnovate.org/
A big clue to the CCSS Machine alignment is the NSF (National Science Foundation).
If you’ve missed any of what I’ve dug up on them, just search the blog for them. You’ll find out just how sold out this government entity is.
ICANN, Our New Internet Manager:
As I stated above, there’s lots of information out about ICANN ( Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers). However, if you’ve not seen what ICANN does, here’s a short video about them.
While this may not sound to you like we’ve just lost our 1st Amendment freedom of speech, note that the capacity to neuter our voices has just ICANNeased (increased) tremendously!
So how will ICANN influence education? Look below:
I found this information on the ICANN Labs page. Guiding you through how great these 4 ‘innovation tracks’ is Chris Gift.
Link for the Labs: http://labs.icann.org/en/about.html
Who is Christ Gift? ICANN has a very brief bio: https://www.icann.org/profiles/chris-gift
I didn’t have much luck finding his previous internet related jobs.
If you’d like to learn a bit more about ICANN’s activities before/after the South African meeting (where the President signed an agreement to give up our internet control): https://www.cscdigitalbrand.services/blog/icann-unveils-50-details/
What Else I Found:
Gates Foundation’s grant of $3,000,000.00 to the Education Superhighway, ES. ES has been busy helping try to sway the elections in November AS well as continue to align America’s schools to the internet.
See the grant: http://www.gatesfoundation.org/How-We-Work/Quick-Links/Grants-Database/Grants/2015/11/OPP1136031
To learn about SE: http://www.educationsuperhighway.org/
(*Note: use the ‘About’ page to see how this leading non-profit directly ties to the President’s “ConnectEd” Initiative. ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) will definitely continue this program.)
See the article about SE’s involvement in the McGraw-Hill (CCSS Publisher) Education survey with not so hidden election meddling.
International Data Mining Conference:
I also found the upcoming (Dec. 2016) International Data Mining Conference. Known as ICDM (IEEE International Conference on Data Mining). What is the IEEE (? That’s the world’s largest organization for technical engineers! Their main goal? Increasing the global digital footprint. See: https://www.ieee.org/index.html
Below is a screen shot of the workshops already planned. I’ve given a very brief description of each workshop. Two things I noticed, when looking into each of these workshops. a) That each workshop casts an open call for ANYONE connected to data mining to submit research/influence opinions, etc. b) That each workshop has a committee of leaders, often who are representatives from the CCSS Machine. Look at how many of these will be used in education.
To look at the workshops more in depth: http://icdm2016.eurecat.org/workshops/
To learn about their December conference, see: http://icdm2016.eurecat.org/
The IEEE is using October 4, 2016 as the “Leveraging Technology for a Better Tomorrow” Day. Now, why did I put this AFTER the December Conference information? By you seeing WHAT IEEE/ICDM are doing, you can better arm your students on 10/4.
1) It’s a global day full of celebrating locations. Lots in the USA and many targeting girls.
Link for events: http://www.ieeeday.org/2016-events-map/
2) In 2015, there were over 640 global events, 100 global ambassadors, and lots of photos.
See: http://www.ieeeday.org/ (*Note: scroll down until you see the blue background.)
3) The USA is not in an assigned region nor do we have an ambassador, yet we are hosting events.
4) If you wish to see their series of annual IEEE Days: http://www.ieeeday.org/videos/
5) If you wish to see the technology standards and the advances being planned using those standards: http://standards.ieee.org/
The Document Linking IEEE and ICANN:
While this link will take you back to the agreement between the two in 2015, it’s a safe bet they are still partners.
2015 link: https://www.icann.org/resources/agreement/ieee-2015-07-23-en
IEEE, ICANN, and a CCSS Machine member organization can be traced back to 1999. I found this one. Educause is a well known CCSS Member.
1999 link: https://archive.icann.org/en/dnso/ncdhupdate.htm
IEEE has a document stating they will use the European Union’s Data Umbrella for privacy here in the US. See: http://www.ieee.org/about/ieee_europe/april_2016_ict_news_bulletin.pdf
Related document about ICANN, IEEE, the US, and more:
ICANN’s 2016 NonCom Leadership Team:
(*Note: from what I can tell this group selects other people to serve in bigger ICANN powerful roles.)
Related and Some Time Ago:
These articles from my files can give you an excellent trail of data mining intrusion from far and wide. Since ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) is law, you know the data mining/technology will continue to increase. (See: https://www.commoncorediva.com/2016/02/04/essa-and-digital-overload/)
Closing social mobility gaps:
International Ed/Data: https://www.commoncorediva.com/2016/05/22/ed-for-sale/
Global ed/competency already in progress:
How the Import/Export Act plays into this:
https://www.commoncorediva.com/2015/11/07/weekend-news-ccsscte-catch-up-edition/ (*Note: follow the link to the original article after you read this one.)
Jack Welch, universal certifications, and tons of other information:
“Connect All Schools”, WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014), and global data: https://www.commoncorediva.com/2015/01/27/ftf-tuesday-iassc-universal-certification/
Where you can find the global education citizen pledge:
How the Olympics are used to embed UNESCO/global education for globally connected citizens:
I leave you with a video I shot this past weekend. It’s not fancy, it’s not glamorous. It IS, however, important in light of the upcoming elections. We MUST use the season to inform others! We CANNOT afford to elect people who will help continue the handing over of our freedoms; aligning our education to fit the CCSS Machine; and harming our children!! We need leaders who will LISTEN to us. We also need leaders who wish to keep America, American.