Here are things that every legislator and parent should know:
- The FERPA law was changed to allow third parties (corporations "contracted with government") to access student data. Click HERE to read what it means for students.
- It is written hundreds of times in Tennessee's Race to the Top application that student data will be tracked from preschool to career. (Appendix C of the RTTT Application is particularly scary for parents to read!)
- The U.S. Department of Education has written about measuring student's emotional reactions to learning experiences using psychometric devices such as skin sensors, facial expression cameras, posture analysis seats, etc. Click HERE to see the document produced by the government. (Page 44 is the photos of the devices they plan to use. Page 39 is the "character report card.")
- The U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Educational Statistics provides a listing of hundreds of very specific individual data points of information on children that they believe “all education stockholders” need. (Note: our children are not stock in the stock-market!) The National Education Data Model was created through a partnership between the U.S. Department of Education (as funder) and the Common Core State Standards’ very-own Council of Chief State School Officers (as coordinator). Don't believe us? Click HERE to see the list of the data points they want to collect about OUR children.
Tennessee parents are deeply concerned. These are not rumors, these are FACTS clearly printed in government documents. Please, legislators, take action to protect TN students!
Did you know that school districts in New York are pulling out of their data-sharing agreements to protect their children's privacy? They are giving their Race to the Top prize money back and saying "NO, not with our children!" to protect their children. Click HERE to read more about this.