Since President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, is not giving interviews here are eleven questions Senators should ask.
How much does HIPAA apply to school-based mental health and what falls under FERPA instead? The answer is troubling considering how FERPA has been weakened.
In February 2013, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology released a draft of Promoting Grit, Tenacity, and Perseverance: Critical Factors for Success in the 21st Century. To many who were aware of this report, it was alarming and controversial. In the summary of this report it says. “There is a growing movement […]
Leonie Haimson and Cheri Kiesecker with the Parent Coalition for Student Privacy point out the astonishing amount of data being collected on our children.
Private information about students is made available for use in behavioral, psychological, and social science research unrelated to academics.
U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-LA) introduced the “Student Privacy Protection Act,” a bill that amends the General Education Provisions Act.
A particularly troubling aspect of the Common Core scheme is the emphasis on massive data-collection on students, and the sharing of that data for various purposes essentially unrelated to genuine education. U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has said: Hopefully, some day, we can track children from preschool to high school and from high […]
Sara Wood, a mom in Louisiana, gave testimony before during a hearing on SB 449 before the Louisiana Senate Education Committee on March 19th. This bill will likely be up for a vote on Wednesday and it is important to note that it is wholly inadequate to protect privacy. You can watch her testimony below […]
Louisiana education politics blogger Crazy Crawfish has a great article on FERPA entitled “FERPA Does Not Protect Student Privacy and Never Did.” He explains how the law is outdated and how it has been gutted through U.S. Department of Education rule changes. Money quote: This means US ED has no authority over vendors or use […]
The San Diego Reader reports that Castle Park Middle School in Chula Vista, CA (part of Sweetwater Union High School District) spent well over $17,000 in preparation for a visit last September by U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan. Apparently the district didn’t have the funds to cover the entire cost. No worries, we have student […]