- 6,300 Metro Nashville teachers had their personal information stolen from a state computer. It contained personal information, including Social Security numbers, full names, dates of birth and home addresses of 6,300 active Metro Nashville teachers. (Click HERE to read about it.)
- A private contractor inadvertently disclosed the personal information of more than 18,000 Metro Nashville Public Schools students and 6,000 parents during a data migration in Metro’s student data management system. Students’ name, address, date of birth, and full Social Security number was available through Google searches. Parent demographic information was also released. (Click HERE to read about it.)
- Social Security numbers of Metro Nashville Public Schools students were not adequately protected, and the slip-up was traced back to the lunch line. student’s Social Security numbers, which are needed to verify which students receive free or reduced lunch. The audit says one employee saved a file with the numbers on a computer desktop without encrypting or protecting the file with a password. In another case, an employee improperly granted someone else access to an unprotected folder, and databases containing the sensitive numbers were not encrypted at any level. (Click HERE to read about it.)
This one is especially disturbing:
- PRISONERS had access to confidential, private student information about students. Inmates were used to count, inventory and shred various materials in bulk quantities. But included in the files were students’ names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers and test performance data, according to the audit, all of which was handed over without prior consent from parents. (Click HERE to read about it.)
Do you understand why parents don't trust the government with our children's personal information?
Do you see why we are alarmed that our children are being asked personal questions without our knowledge or consent?
These are SERIOUS errors that could affect our children's lives. We must protect them.
That is why we want legislators to immediately repeal Common Core and the inseparable PARCC testing and dangerous data mining.
No amount of campaign contributions...
No promises of political favors...
No compromising of morals...
...are worth the danger associated with Common Core.
...are worth any amount of Race to the Top prize money.
...are worth risking children's futures.