From What is Common Core:
Today is big.
The federal district court in Washington, D.C. is hearing arguments today from Khalia Barnes and Marc Rotenburg of the Electronic Privacy Information Center in support of nationwide student privacy, in support of parental consent laws, in support of protective definitions of terms.
So, who on earth is on the opposite team? Who’s actually arguing against student privacy? Drumroll….
THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.
The big question is, why isn’t this gigantic, unbelievable story being covered by the mainstream media?
It’s not important enough? People don’t really care about the privacy rights of children? Parents don’t really care that their parental consent rights have been undercut by the U.S. Department of Education? It’s no big deal that the U.S. Department of Education redefined terms that include “directory information,” “educational agency,” and “authorized representative,” –loosening and widening each term to make students’ privacy easier to hack?
No big deal?
Shame on the mainstream media for blacking this out in favor of non-news, celebrity scandals and trumped-up racism stories.
You can read more about South Dakota’s Statewide Longitudinal Data System and the data collection here.