Data-Crazy Department of Education Throws Privacy Out the Window

Data is king in the progressives' world. The more they have on you, the more they can control you. A New York Post article brings to light the slippery slope of the State's intrusion into the private lives of students and their families. Obama's Department of Education has rewritten the rules for collecting data on American students.  In a final version of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy statute published on December 2, 2011, the DoEd, within the space of 57 pages, effectively and comprehensively wills itself to be chief facilitator of state gathered data of public school children Pre-K through college. The DoED claims there won't be a central office to which all the states report; the states will have the option of sharing their own databases with other interested organizations. But students' private health records, grades, and family information will be available to anyone who can provide a reason to have them. From the New York Post: As of Jan. 3, 2012, interstate...(Read Full Post)

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