Nosy Data Mining In Public Schools Is Straight From
By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. | November 8, 2015 Education Views
All 50 states have been mandated by the U.S. Department of Education to establish inter-connected “longitudinal databases” accumulating information on every student from pre-kindergarten through workforce (P-20W)!
Student privacy was shredded in 2011 when the U.S. Department of Education seized unauthorized authority. With the stroke of a pen, the USDOE reinterpreted the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (20 U.S.C. Section 1232g) to allow a student’s academic record to be shared with virtually anyone, including non-governmental organizations, without prior written parental consent. For-profit education technology companies can use the FERPA information to develop software for students, teachers, and administrators.