Friday, 22 February 2013
Common Purpose #2
Yesterday's post resulted in some excellent comments, not least this one from Apogee:
Could just be me this morning, but I get a strong feeling that a problem was needed to result in a particular solution.
Most of the problems we have are the unintended consequences of the application of half-arsed policies dreamed up by apparatchiks with no common sense and no conception of the problems they would cause by applying these policies in the wild. And by the time the problems surface, the originators are long gone to other public service jobs.
Nothing will change,"lessons will be learnt", and forgotten till the next time. This is the EU way of doing things, a little at a time and never go back. Do not panic the sheeple lest they bolt. That could cause BIG problems.
Both Sheila and Elaine were kind enough to provide links which, if you didn't read the comments, were related to my post.
Sheila discovered the Annie E Casey Foundation which is an American organisation 'dedicated to researching, developing, testing and communicating what works to improve outcomes for children'. Real CP speak.
As well as questionnaires for 9 - 13 year olds and 14+ year olds, parents of children from 0 - 8 are also being asked to take part.
Note that in the surveys completed within school hours, Evidence2Success states that ' it won't be possible to identify you at the end of this process'. They've completely deceived these children, because it's obvious to any thinking adult that by being asked for their age, date of birth, gender, type of school, what year they are in and ethnic group, that researchers will have a name and address for the child.
Furthermore, stating that the survey is secret/confidential is false because it also states 'We will match your questionnaire answers to other information the school and council holds about you'. That would be impossible without having a name and address.
As I said yesterday I think some of the questions are an intrusion into any child's privacy. Also I consider it places ideas into a child's head that some things must be 'right' or the question about them wouldn't be asked.
It's so disappointing that my own local council, Perth and Kinross, appear to be proud to be the first in Scotland willing to put school children - and pre-school children and mothers - through such questionnaires on the blatant lie that the information is confidential.
I wouldn't like any child of mine to feel pressured into doing this survey, would you? As one mother said in the Courier article, "Yes it does say that it's voluntary, but some children will be too timid to say no, especially if they see their peers taking part."
If the government require such information they should be including parents not alienating them. Children are as likely to give the answers they think 'right' in a school situation as they are in their own home. JRB's point that social/health questionnaires aimed at children should be done within a health or social environment is sensible.
But Common Purpose trained individuals have their common sense removed while they're brainwashed. Their aim is power and financial gain and they will do anything to achieve that - even concocting a problem which fits one of their 'off the shelf' solutions.
I wonder what these children will think when they're old enough to realise all the information they provided is in a file somewhere and will be there, for use use of certain agencies, until the day they die?