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Originally posted by AQuestion
Hello all. I didn't see any posts about this so I thought I would start one. CBS New York has posted this article, Exclusive: ‘Digital DNA’ May Soon Be Required To Take SAT And ACT Exams. The article and accompanying video are about how New York is going to require kids to have a biometric identification card in order to take the SAT in order to avoid fraud. At the same time US News has the following article Who Should Have Access to Student Records? which states that the Federal government requires states to keep all student records about, well on just about everything and the parents aren't even allowed to read the records in many states.
So ATS, how do you feel about this because personally I think our children will be the most monitored people in the history of the world and I don't like it. These digital records will follow them for life and every mistake becomes a permanent mistake. I don't usually post in the conspiracy section; but, I thought that someone should at least bring this up. Peace.
At an event discussing the Data Quality Campaign report Wednesday, Rhee said students also used the information to try to out-achieve each other.
“The data can be an absolute game changer,” she says. “If you have the data, and you can invest and engage children and their families in this data, it can change a culture quickly.”
According to a 2009 report by the Fordham University Center on Law and Information Policy, some states store student’s social security numbers, family financial information, and student pregnancy data. Nearly half of states track students’ mental health issues, illnesses, and jail sentences.Without access to their child’s data, parents have no way of knowing what teachers and others are learning about them.
The federal government is taking steps to make the data more secure, however. In December, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act was revised to give parents more control over their children’s records. According to a parent information sheet released by the government, the revisions give parents “certain rights with regard to their children’s education records, such as the right to inspect and review [their] child’s education records.” But it also allows student information to be shared without parental consent.
I think we need to reach as many people as possible with these issues.