When does a young adult get to decide what THEY want to disclose? Whether it be to a peer or an employer, all the cards this child had in their hand are played for them by the intrusive data collection as directed by Gates and USDOE. If a child is viewed as a data point and “human capital”, their data is collected for the collective, and shared for the general agenda.
Perhaps for a seven year old, this does not seem to be the tragedy we make it out to be. What happens though, when your child turns 19 and begins to apply for positions of employment? Their title of “high functioning autism”, adhd, or anxiety may be a great hindrance against hiring. When sharing data for a young child, as a parent one must consider their future. Too many parents see only this moment in time and overlook the potential damage data mining under the USDOE may have on this generation of young, employable adults.
This piece sheds some light not on children, but on what is like to be an adult with an INVISIBLE diagnosis. Note the word invisible. USDOE has made these disabilities visible in future social interactions and employment transactions, against the will of parents whose job it is to protest their children. And the students? They have no say at all on what of their private data is going into massive (and ultimately hack able) data bases to follow them forever.
“I am not going to tell my employer about my social anxiety or high-functioning autism unless it has a major impact on my work. The same goes for friends who I tell about my social anxiety or other things; they generally don’t need to know about my learning disabilities.”
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Should it not be an individual’s choice when and how to report their diagnosis to their employers?
Remember the stress of a job interview. How much you worry on how to prove yourself. We do not want our children having to be seen as a diagnosis, rather than a person.
Does this consideration make you feel differently regarding data collection on your minors? Does it make you think twice on even obtaining a diagnosis for your child? That is the tragedy here. Parents who won’t pursue appropriate services for their children who are clearly suffering, for fear of lifelong labels. Those children will suffer in school and not receive the help they are due, all to prevent a “label”. How very sad, and what a major step backwards from the rights and services we have for years fought for. We are indeed between the USDOE’s strategically set up rock and hard place.
However, parents must be future oriented. Fast forward 15 years and ask yourself, how will your child feel if they are qualified for a well paid position, but are passed up because at 7 they were listed as having Aspergers, social anxiety, dyslexia, or a slew of other “invisible”, now visible, titles attached to their name. When a child becomes a number and a cog in the wheel of society which is the assumption of human capital, their personal data is available for all, and that is a mistake this generation will suffer for. This blood is on the hands of Gates and the USDOE. But we are the ones collecting it.
More on VOLUNTARY disclosure.
The Americans with Disabilites Act: