Category Archives: SLDS

What Is The Cost of a Home Visit?

Home visits by the government are apparently the new thing across state legislatures in the U.S. See below for a list of bills and why these could pose a risk to your family’s privacy. Before you put out the welcome … Continue reading

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McGroarty Testifies Against Expanded College-Workforce Data Dossier

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Karen R. Effrem, MD – President, Education Liberty Watch Emmett McGroarty, director of education at the American Principles Project testified at the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking (CEP) about the highly dangerous idea of creating a longitudinal higher education/workforce database.  This … Continue reading

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The Ledger, Millennials, Dear Hillary, and Free College

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In mid-August, Peter Greene posted an article called The Ledger: Lab Rat America on his Curmudgucation blog. His article addresses issues related to a video posted at the end of the article. You can view the video below. Prior to … Continue reading

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Hi-Tech Education vs. Student Privacy

PBS News Hour featured “Why digital education could be a double-edged sword” in their “Making the Grade” segment recently. Published on Apr 5, 2016 Public education is becoming increasingly digitized — these days, schools can compile everything from a student’s … Continue reading

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Introduction to data mining our kids

Moms Alyson Williams, Jenni White, Alisa Ellis and Christel Swasey, of Utah and Oklahoma, chat in a Google Hangout about their concerns and experiences with government data mining children without parental consent. This also appears on Common Core: Education Without Representation.

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The Common Core State Standards: What are they and why should I care?

Here is a video presentation about the Common Core State Standards. It is loaded with information. The script of the video is provided below so you can easily read the sections that are of most interest to you. Hot links … Continue reading

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The Common Core State Standards: What are they and why should I care?

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A Smidgeon of Student Data Anyone?

Do you ever wonder about where things are going with the data collection on students? Are you even concerned? Wonder where things are going now that Arne Duncan has unlocked FERPA? Are you okay with your child working on those … Continue reading

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Parents Need to Know About Student Data Privacy

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This article was written in 2012.  It does not address the various ways student data is being collected. Trusting Parents When enrolling or filling out forms during the school year, parents give schools personal information about themselves and their child. … Continue reading

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Privacy and Cloud Computing in Public Schools

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The Center on Law and Information Policy at Fordham Law School released a report this month called Privacy and Cloud Computing in Public Schools. The Executive Summary of the report provides the key findings. The key findings from the analysis … Continue reading

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