Beverly K. Eakman will be my guest this Friday, Sept. 24 at 6pm CST on AxXiom For Liberty. You can listen in live on the internet at Rule of Law Radio. http://www.ruleoflawradio.com
Recently in PA at the “Freedom Action Conference” I had the pleasure of meeting Beverly Eakman in person and even got to visit with her a little on air
I was already glancingly familiar with Beverly Eakman through some of her writing that I encountered when doing my own research on the on the Texas Medical Algorithm Project or TMAP’s (I hate to use the word “scandal’ because it simply does not do this sinister program justice.)
(My writing on the program and what I found out by going to my daughters school here in Oklahoma; Public Schools, Signs of Suicide and New Freedom for All )
This lady bowled me over with her fluid and agile intelligence and expressiveness. After speaking with her for a few moments, I proceeded to buy every book on her table. It didn’t take me long after cracking one of her books for me to recognize what I was reading.
Earlier today I posed this question;
and provided a little information about Oklahoma schools that gives me pause for thought. This information wouldn’t necessarily give most people pause for thought which is why I want you to hear more about what Beverly has to say.
Why am I making the connection between school mental health screenings, Oklahoma’s new student information sharing system and fusion centers?
I mentioned my interest in initiatives to screen our children for mental illness in public schools. While I don’t doubt that most of the administrators of this program are well intentioned I also know for a fact that the pharmaceutical companies and some of the “non-profit” organizations’ interest is purely profit driven. Lawsuits and tragedies continue to emanate from these mental health partnerships with schools and Medicaid funds are central to the scheme.
I know from visiting my own school that a up to date rolodex with numbers for area psychiatrists is a key portion of the’ Signs of Suicide’ program. I also know that your notification about and consent for your child’s participation in the screening is handled as below the radar as possible. “Consent” is given by default and if you should fail to follow the instructions given to you by your child’s school, DHS is to be notified.
I have also spent many, many hours studying Fusion Centers, down to the technical aspects of system interoperability and software capability. I even went to testify at one of the MIAC (a Missouri State Fusion Center) committee hearing in Missouri. And what I recognized in Beverly’s books was the same sort of data collection, merging and sharing and profiling that is at the heart of the Fusion Process.
There are efforts underway to systemically share data between law enforcement, mental health and public schools (and much much more!) What does this indicate to people, I wonder.
To me, it doesn’t matter the rational or what good things could possibly come fro it because the potential for harm is too great.
What I see is an astonishing degree of database merging throughout the public and private sphere that in no way benefits us or our children. Health, welfare, education and law enforcement to name but a few sectors, are getting together and what that portends for our personal security and for individual freedom is terrifying.
South Carolina has a data integration system that simply floors me!
I have just finished Beverly’s meticulously researched book, The Cloning of the American Mind, and this is information that is both extremely important and not widely known. You can Find Beverly’s books at Midnight Whistler Publishers and needless to say, I can’t recommend them highly enough.
Beverly gave a speech in 2008 on the “Education’s Role” and I think what she covered in this speech will help illustrate what has me so concerned.
I think it is important to note that this speech was chosen to be placed into Vital Speeches of the Day which is THE premier speech publication in America, possibly the world. Vital Speeches of the Day chose Beverly Eakman’s speech as the Dec 2008 Speech of the Month for their print publication which goes to all federal agencies, libraries and more. It was also published online.
Some excerpts of that speech are included here but you can read it in its entirety at the end of this post. (it is the last speech in the document)
In her speech Beverly explains how predictive analytics apply to our public schools. She said;
“Today, hundreds of seemingly unrelated pieces of data that reveal political leanings and parental views are fed into a “predictive” computer algorithm. What’s a predictive computer algorithm? Well, it’s a mathematical formula that sifts masses of information, then predicts what a person will probably do, given various hypothetical scenarios.
What this all alludes to Beverly sums up this way;
Most hot-button topics of the day—from global warming to globalization—are first tested in the educational marketplace by psychologists using predictive computer technologies.
Disinformation is thriving in the nation’s classrooms. Today, I will present proof-positive that schools were used as the prototype for data-mining throughout the entire U.S. population. I will show you how government helps ensure—and enforce— the radical changes of ideals and attitudes and thus bring about a universal code of thought that others, including myself in past years, have alluded to. I am going to show you how unique ID numbers are assigned to each child, ostensibly by the state, but under the auspices of a federal mandate; how each state pretends to craft its own ID procedures, then transmits to the federal government for cross-matching with other federal data.
This technique is called “psychographics” You may be more familiar with the term “data-mining” which is the same thing. Here is an explanation of psychographics from Beverly’s website;
Webster’s New World Communication and Media Dictionary defines psychographics as “the study of social class based upon the demographics … income, race, color, religion, and personality traits.” These are characteristics, says the dictionary, which “can be measured to predict behavior.”
And this quote from Beverly pretty much encapsulates the issue that I am trying to bring to the fore regarding the efforts to collect and share student data that is going on in Oklahoma and other states across the country;
The psychological questions and self-reports with which schools today inundate pupils comprise a specialized area known in the world of advertising as “psychographic data-gathering.” Psychographics is closely related to mass mental health screening, a highly controversial new initiative coming down the pike, as well as to “risk” analysis, which is turning into a dangerous political weapon.
I will continue to post information about Oklahoma’s Race to The Top and the various other programs of concern but until then, please join me Friday on Rule of Law Radio Network to find out more about this very important subject.
Show Notes Sept 25, 2010
See Beverly Eakman’s books
Documents of interest;
Oklahoma Application #5280-0K-1 (March 2010 evaluation)
Professor Chester M. Pierce, M.D., Professor of Education and Psychiatry at Harvard, has this to say, “Every child in America entering school at the age of five is mentally ill because he comes to school with certain allegiances to our Founding Fathers, toward our elected officials, toward his parents, toward a belief in a supernatural being, and toward the sovereignty of this nation as a separate entity. It’s up to you as teachers to make all these sick children well — by creating the international child of the future.
A post about the Parental Rights Amendment
Beverly Eakmam was sounding the alarm about or schools using marketing techniques to psychologically profile school children back in 1991.
In 1981 she had resigned from teaching in sheer frustration, but she didn’t lose her sense of humor;
(a.k.a. Letter of Resignation to the Clear Creek School District, League City (Houston), Texas, May 1981)
The kids bought their way out of class period five And they burned all the bathrooms down third; The school bus was late, Forty minutes past eight. Not a teacher all morning was heard.
Then class was dismissed for a game. Exams? Too bad! What a shame! “The children don’t need ’em!” “School officials won’t heed ’em!” “Let’s pass them for knowing their names!”
You see, the cost was only one dollar To go out and have a good holler. Coaches advertised passes To get out of classes, And my group became suddenly smaller.
Left were four Vietnamese refugees (Who hadn’t the one dollar fees), All eager to try it In a room that was quiet, Asking: “Please, may the testing proceed?”
Then a latecomer entered the room, And proceeded the cuss, yell and fume Because most of the class Had bought a red pass And he was stuck here the whole afternoon.
Kids complain that they can’t buy supplies, That prices are simply too high. But just let it be cash To get out of class And watch how fast money flies!
I’m told kids won’t be so obtuse The day we just let ’em “hang loose,” And pay less attention To silly conventions Like putting one’s brain to good use.
So important is public relations! And politically correct celebrations! They say the public supports Only schools that hype sports, Not grammar, and like, abominations.
So here’s an idea that’s fantastic: Keep dropouts in school shooting baskets! Bring class head counts down By fooling around; Keep everyone drugged or distracted!
Just why should I play the good teacher When I can spend all day long in the bleachers? Pupils know when we gruel ’em We’re only just foolin’; That we’d flunk ’em They can’t even feature!
Comparing home and alternative schools, I know they don’t play by such rules. They don’t take education Turn it into vacation And turn out generations of fools.
So…in light of the above-stated factors, I think I’ll seek out greener pastures. Still young and gung-ho It’s the right time to go. May this school enjoy happy hereafters.
The following is a selection of information and links, no narrative but much of the information speaks for itself.
“We are the biggest potential political striking force in this country, and we are determined to control the direction of education.” NEA president Catherine Barrett 1972
“I am convinced that the battle for humankind’s future must be waged and won in the public school classroom by teachers who correctly view their role as the proselytizers of a new faith… The classroom must and will become an arena of conflict between the old and the new; the rotting corpse of Christianity, together with all its adjacent evils and misery, and the new faith of Humanism…” – John J. Dunphy, A New Religion For A New Age, in The Humanist, January/February 1983 edition
FORDHAM CENTER ON LAW AND INFORMATION POLICY
CHILDREN’S EDUCATIONAL RECORDS AND PRIVACY:
A STUDY OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL STATE REPORTING SYSTEMS
Among state departments of education there has been a growing trend to establish statewide longitudinal databases of all K-12 children within a state in order to track students’ progress and change over time. This trend is accompanied by a movement to create uniform data collection systems so that each state’s student data systems are interoperable with one another. These two trends raised privacy concerns that we examine in this study. First, we were concerned with the way states were ensuring the privacy of their K-12 students. Specifically, our goal was to investigate what type of data was being collected and whether children were protected legally and technically from data misuse, improper data release, and data breaches. Second, we were concerned with the ease with which individual interoperable state data systems could potentially be combined to create a national database of all K-12 children.
This project (Integration of Law Enforcement in School Safety) was funded by the National Institute of Justice and awarded to the Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS)
Research literature has begun to address the nexus of law enforcement and school safety from various perspectives. The literature reports a number of potential and actual types of interface, collaboration, or partnerships However, this project was envisioned and implemented in a manner and with a scope of collaboration not previously reported.
Data on student incidents, office referrals, and administrative actions, which were reported across all middle and high schools over a five-year period These student incidents included such activities as classroom disruption, non-compliant behavior, disorderly conduct, battery and assault, and others.
Community Partners is a Weed and Seed operation in which partners are assigned specific sectors of the city to identify community problems, identify at risk behaviors, and provide information to law enforcement. (Emphasis mine)
• “. . .quantitative data failed to document any major changes.”
• “While police data documented the nature of these problems and increased police activity, there were no major changes in the trends observed.”
• “. . .quantitative data did not underscore dramatic changes during Phase Two. . .”
The direction taken in this project should be considered in future initiatives focusing on school safety. In sum, the objectives of this project were achieved and could be enhanced and replicated in other settings.
Oklahoma is the first state to become fully SIF compliant and the first state to do so legislatively.
• 70 OKLA. STAT. tit. 70, § 3-161 (2007), available at http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/OK_Statutes/CompleteTitles/os70.rtf (Student Tracking and Reporting (STAR) Pilot Program)
• Oklahoma’s state legislature enacted the Achieving Classroom Excellence (ACE) Act in 2005 to provide a framework under which schools can implement the new standards and associated assessments
• Through (Senate Bill (SB) 982 known as the “Achieving Classroom Excellence Act”, ACE changed the curriculum, testing and graduation requirements for students in all Oklahoma public schools . In 2006 in 2006. SB 1792 amended and further clarified the ACE act.
The Wave is a state-of-the-art customized and secure electronic statewide student information system that can be utilized for eliminating duplication of reporting and accountability efforts, streamlining research and decision-making capabilities, and providing dynamic accurate and reliable information.
The Wave was developed utilizing Schools Interoperability Framework technology for providing the State Department of Education a utility to accept data from diverse applications – allowing school districts to select software that best fit their business needs – while implementing quality data collection standards. The Wave operates in real-time, receiving and responding to electronic messages/data instantaneously.
Key Oklahoma leaders contributed expertise in management and information technology as the state’s Department of Education worked to determine the feasibility of this effort. The Schools Interoperability Framework (SIF) standards were updated and released in April 2007. Oklahoma student information system vendors updated their applications as required by law (Title 70 O.S. § 3-160) and are certified via the SIF 2.0r1 specifications and the Oklahoma SIF Profile. For certified vendors, please visit the SIF Web site http://www.sifinfo.org.
Implementation of the Wave will position Oklahoma in the forefront of the movement to bring education accountability in obtaining information regarding student enrollment, graduation, dropout, mobility, and a variety of student demographics.
The Wave is for everyone. The Wave is the system of the future, implemented today
Oklahoma is an active participant in the Common Core Standards Initiative, a consortium of 48 states, two territories, and the District of Columbia. The Initiative is coordinated by the National Governors Association and the Council for Chief State School Officers. The standards that are being developed will be internationally benchmarked. (source Race the the Top Technical Review Form) All states curricula standards are posted at the International Bureau of Education
DOJ OJJDP 2006 Report
Concurrently, policies and service approaches for at-risk youth and juvenile offenders increasingly were moving toward the coordination of multiple agency efforts. The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), and other federal departments such as the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the U.S. Department of Education, were promoting information sharing among juvenile justice, education, and other youth-serving agencies to support a comprehensive continuum of care and services.
Safe Schools/Healthy Students
The Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative is an unprecedented grant program created and administered by three Federal agencies-the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Education, and Justice-designed to prevent violence and substance abuse among our Nation’s youth, schools, and communities. Funding supports the implementation of comprehensive programs that address the following six elements:
A safe school environment
Violence, alcohol, and drug abuse prevention and early intervention programs
School and community mental health preventive and treatment intervention services
Early childhood psychosocial and emotional development services
Supporting and connecting schools and communities
Safe school policies
Eligible grantees are school districts in partnership with law enforcement officials, local mental health authorities, and often with juvenile justice officials and faith-based and other community organizations. Click here to learn more about this program.
Recent developments in the National Juvenile Information Sharing (JIS) Initiative will be tested in two sites in FY 2009 – the Jefferson County Juvenile Assessment Center (JCJAC) in Lakewood, Colorado and the Colorado Children Youth Information Sharing (CCYIS) collaborative. Program evaluators will examine the capacity for successful cross-agency information sharing by testing the OJJDP Guidelines for Juvenile Information Sharing model components.
Findings will result in the development of a juvenile information sharing implementation strategy for state, local and tribal governments.
The implementation strategy will assist in the development and implementation of cross agency information sharing procedures that promote efficient collaboration, privacy protections and technological infrastructures.
As the National JIS Initiative advances, it will be introduced into other states that illustrate a readiness for JIS implementation. Data exchanges developed in the testing environment of the JCJAC have been completed and additional exchanges will be developed and implemented this fiscal year.
Plans for piloting and testing the latest version of the National Juvenile Information Sharing (JIS) Initiative Juvenile Justice XML Data Model (JJXDM) will continue this fiscal year. The JJXDM has been developed using the National Information Exchange Model – NIEM.
Additionally, an expanded webpage will be tested within the JIS website – http://www.juvenileis.org/nationaljis.asp. When complete, it will allow summary reports and progress reports to be posted and viewed by the pilot sites and other interested viewers. The Center for Network Development (CND) is hosting a forum for the pilot sites that will also allow document sharing and multiple discussion
Public School Health Clinics
SEATTLE — The mother of a Ballard High School student is fuming after the health center on campus helped facilitate her daughter’s abortion during school hours.
The mother, whom KOMO News has chosen to identify only as “Jill,” says the clinic kept the information “confidential.” “She took a pregnancy test at school at the teen health center,” she said. “Nowhere in this paperwork does it mention abortion or facilitating abortion.”
Jill says her daughter, a pro-life advocate, was given a pass, put in a taxi and sent off to have an abortion during school hours all without her family knowing.
“We had no idea this was being facilitated on campus,” said Jill. “They just told her that if she concealed it from her family, that it would be free of charge and no financial responsibility.”
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