U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-LA) introduced the “Student Privacy Protection Act,” a bill that amends the General Education Provisions Act.
Similar to what John Eppolito experienced in Nevada, parents in Colorado are having a difficult time accessing their own student’s data, but 3rd party entities don’t seem to have trouble getting access. From Watchdog Wire: Colorado school districts are collecting broad, detailed educational and psychological data on their students for use by private companies and […]
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 […]
Last week New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and the New York Assembly Education Chair Catherine Nolan released a letter to New York State Education Commissioner John King that expresses concerns about the department’s plan to share student data with an outside vendor. The letter was also signed by 50 Assembly Democrats and it requests […]
A big tip of the hat goes to Anne Gassel of Missouri Education Watchdog for finding this and sending the info below to our band of happy #stopcommoncore warriors. Fordham Law School released a report last week that shows there are large gaps in student data privacy protection by school districts that use cloud services. […]
The Delaware Education Reform Coalition asked us to let our readers know about an upcoming public event they are holding next week. They are holding their second public event, this one is focused on the data mining component of Common Core. They have renowned education “whistleblower” Beverly Eakman speaking on the topic of data mining. […]