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FEDS TO BE ABLE TO TRACK YOUR SCHOOL CHILDREN’S PERSONAL INFORMATION -- by Donna Garner -- 12.28.11
The Obama administration’s federal takeover of the public schools is finally beginning to resonate across this country. The New York Post article dated 12.27.11 and entitled “How the Feds Are Tracking Your Kid” (posted at the bottom of this page) should make every parent in America furious. “As of Jan. 3, 2012, interstate and intergovernmental access to your child’s personal information will be practically unlimited. The federal government will have a de facto nationwide database of supposedly confidential student information.”
The national database is a part of the Common Core Standards (and Race to the Top). The Common Core Standards initiative includes national standards, national assessments, national curriculum, teachers’ salaries tied to students’ test scores, teachers teaching to the test each and every day, national indoctrination of public school children, and a national database of intrusive information on all public school students and teachers.
For well over a year, we have been begging Congress to defund the Obama administration’s takeover of the public schools through the Common Core Standards/Race to the Top.
If Congress had done what they should have done, this national database would be dead in the water right now. Instead, Congress has dithered around; and now the regulations that open the door for this national database to proceed are to go into effect on Jan. 3, 2012.
Please contact your Congressmen and insist that they defund the Common Core Standards/Race to the Top RIGHT NOW! – Donna Garner]
TEXAS COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION ROBERT SCOTT EXPLAINS THE NATIONAL, INTRUSIVE DATABASE
Robert Scott is the Chief Deputy Commissioner of Education in Texas. Not only is he an innovative education expert, but he is also an attorney who knows education law backwards and forwards.
Because of his legal background and because he is a specialist in education law, he was a key speaker at the Heritage Foundation/Pioneer Institute Conference (7.27.11) and explained the overreach of the federal government through national standards, curriculum, assessments, and a national and intrusive database.
Here is the link to Commissioner Scott’s presentation which begins at 5:46 (see marker on left side of video screen). Please be sure to hit the word “Play” under the screen if the video does not start right away:
How the feds are tracking your kid
By EMMETT MCGROARTY & JANE ROBBINS
Last Updated: 12:13 AM, December 28, 2011
Excerpts from this article:
Would it bother you to know that the federal Centers for Disease Control had been shown your daughter’s health records to see how she responded to an STD/teen-pregnancy-prevention program? How about if the federal Department of Education and Department of Labor scrutinized your son’s academic performance to see if he should be “encouraged” to leave high school early to learn a trade? Would you think the government was intruding on your territory as a parent?
Under regulations the Obama Department of Education released this month, these scenarios could become reality. The department has taken a giant step toward creating a de facto national student database that will track students by their personal information from preschool through career. Although current federal law prohibits this, the department decided to ignore Congress and, in effect, rewrite the law. Student privacy and parental authority will suffer.
How did it happen? Buried within the enormous 2009 stimulus bill were provisions encouraging states to develop data systems for collecting copious information on public-school kids. To qualify for stimulus money, states had to agree to build such systems according to federally dictated standards. So all 50 states either now maintain or are capable of maintaining extensive databases on public-school students.
The administration wants this data to include much more than name, address and test scores. According to the National Data Collection Model, the government should collect information on health-care history, family income and family voting status. In its view, public schools offer a golden opportunity to mine reams of data from a captive audience.
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