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Blasting the cover off school data mining

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Blasting the Cover Off School Data Mining 

By Marilyn Snyder

Published in the Redlands Daily Facts, October 3, 2013

If someone told you that your child who attends a Red­lands public school was re­quired to reveal to school au­thorities information about your religion, political affilia­tion, income range, and fami­ly’s health history, would you want to know more before you got really, really angry?

If your child was already setting family records for the most parent-teacher confer­ences in a one-month period, would you want that disciplin­ary information along with your child’s name to be in a da­tabase collected by his school and delivered to the Depart­ment of Education (USDE), then made available to the De­partments of Labor and Health and Human Services or any other organization that wants it?

Would you be stomping down to the principal’s office tomorrow to find out how your family’s personal information could possibly be disseminated like that?

Start stomping.

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Lydia Gutierrez to speak to the RTPP

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Lydia Gutierrez to speak to the Redlands Tea Party Patriots Meeting, October 3rd

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A 2014 candidate for California’s top public school office will address the controversial “Common Core” curriculum as part of her Oct. 3 speech to the Redlands Tea Party Patriots.

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One Politician’s Guideline

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One Politician’s Guideline: Do Unto Others

By Marilyn Snyder

Published in the Redlands Daily Facts, September 27, 2013

“Sticks and stones may break your bones,” but contrary to the old saying, Pete Aguilar, the name calling and misrepresentation in your campaign email hurts my heart.

Your campaign sent a fundrais­ing email stating: “He should be ashamed.

“Congressman Gary Miller has been endorsed by an extreme right-wing group that spews hate­ful rhetoric and even suggested that immigrants are like terror­ists.”

It went on to say that you wanted “…to fight back against Gary Miller’s Tea Party backers.”

Your campaign misled readers of this email.

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Pete Aguilar Shamelessly Plays the Race Card

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Pete Aguilar Shamelessly Plays the Race Card

Patriots!

We’re sending out this special edition to show just what Redlands Mayor and congressional candidate Pete Aguilar thinks of the Tea Party Patriots — meaning, you and the nearly 1,600 people who subscribe to this email.

You may find his racist and libelous email sent to potential donors either nauseating or funny, so take your Tums and get your belly laugh out of the way before reading the low lights. He writes:

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What You Hoped Never To Learn About Your Child’s Education

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What You Hoped Never To Learn About Your Child’s Education

By Marilyn Snyder

Published in the Redlands Daily Facts, September 19, 2013

Ah, the unintended consequences of altruistic legislation.

In 1868 the 14th Amendment to the Constitution was rati­fied. It was designed to protect the rights of native-born black Americans whose rights were being denied as recently freed slaves.

Who could have foreseen that such a well intentioned and necessary law for that period would lead a century later to “anchor babies,” children whose illegal alien mothers come here to give birth and then claim American citizenship for their children?

Oh, what a quagmire we con­ceive when first we practice to achieve… altruistic legislation.

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