Missouri Education Watchdog by Cheri Kiesecker
President Obama changed FERPA law without a Congressional vote. Protect children, change it back.
President and First Lady Trump, your son is beautiful. No one has a right to spread stories about a child, in the media or elsewhere. ALL children deserve privacy and all children deserve to be protected. Personal information about children should be under the control of the parent, but right now it’s not. You can fix this.
President Obama, without the consent of Congress, despite much opposition, changed the law in 2011, allowing companies and people outside of the school to see and share and even market children’s data. We are not just talking about grades in Math or Reading, this FERPA change allows sharing of personal information and can include mental health and medical information stored in a student’s education record, because HIPPA privacy doesn’t apply to schools. Answers to surveys about the child and his home life, how fast he clicks his computer mouse, a child’s disability status, his religion, his emotional state can all be analyzed, predicted, and shared outside of the school…