A coalition of leaders of more than 100 organizations — both nationally and in 31 states — is calling on Congress to rewrite the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and to recognize the government has no right to or role in children’s private data collection.
A new report finds that, under the guise of “personalized learning,” school-issued computer devices — now distributed to one-third of K-12 students in schools across the United States — are serving to collect and store an unprecedented amount of personal data on children without their parents’ notice or consent.
Betsy DeVos announced upon her nomination as U.S. education secretary that she is “certainly not a supporter” of Common Core, even though the organizations she funded and supported through her service are avid proponents of the controversial education reform.
GOP Candidate Sen. Marco Rubio continued his theme during the GOP debate Tuesday that the United States is in global competition yet is unprepared to engage in it, in part because the nation’s higher education system is outdated.
Republican 2016 contender Sen. Marco Rubio pressed for an expansion of vocational education in order for America to compete in the “global economy” while campaigning in Wisconsin Monday ahead of the GOP debate Tuesday evening.
In a video made available to Breitbart News, GOP presidential contender John Kasich responds to an activist parent’s challenge about his failure to protect private student data in his state. The Ohio governor replied that he had no clue what she was talking about.
The House’s version of the redo, known as the Student Success Act (H.R. 5), was pulled from the House floor by GOP leadership in late February after it was determined the measure lacked sufficient support. Grassroots parents’ groups – many that have been fighting against the Common Core standards in their states – voiced their concerns that the Student Success Act still required excessive federal intrusion into the right of states to set their own education policies.
Potential 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush has made it clear that he will continue his support for the controversial Common Core standards initiative, despite the fact that the conservative base of the GOP is overwhelmingly opposed to it. His education foundation, in fact, is offering online courses for policy-makers focusing on how to promote the idea that the standards are necessary for national security, why data collection is essential, and how to win over parents, teachers, and citizens in the education reform conversation.