Category Archives: Student Privacy

0244_Mental Health Assessments or Standardized Testing? Lines Are Blurring — by Emmett Mc Groarty & Jane Robbins_5.25.17_SEL, ESSA

Donna Jack
August 18, 2017

conversion of public schools from places of learning into therapeutic institutions for diagnosing and treating perceived social-emotional problems.

DESSA is there to rate students on their behaviors but then to offer intervention to improve their scores. Social awareness is one of the key competencies to ensure the students are aware and accepting of race and diversity.”

“too many public schools no longer focus on imparting academic knowledge. Rather, egged on by the federal government and private players, they consider children to be patients in need of treatment to dislodge personality characteristics that don’t match the government’s preferred profile.”
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From: Donna Garner <wgarner1@hot.rr.com>
Sent: Friday, May 26, 2017 10:14 AM

5.25.17 – The National Pulse
https://thenationalpulse.com/commentary/mental-health-assessments-standardized-testing-lines-blurring/

“Mental Health Assessments or Standardized Testing? Lines Are Blurring.” – by Emmett McGroarty

This piece was co-authored by Jane Robbins, an attorney and senior fellow at the American Principles Project.
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0225_Parents, Here’s a Resource to Help You Protect Your Student’s Privacy_by Jane Robbins May 17, 2017

Donna Jack
July 4, 2017

From: Donna Garner <wgarner1@hot.rr.com>
Sent: Thursday, May 18, 2017 5:02 AM
To: Donna Garner
Subject: PARENTS, HERE’S A RESOURCE TO HELP YOU PROTECT YOUR STUDENT’S PRIVACY – BY JANE ROBBINS – TAE – 5.17.17

5.17.17 – Truth in American Education

 https://truthinamericaneducation.com/privacy-issues-state-longitudinal-data-systems/parents-resource-protect-student-privacy/

 Parents, Here’s a Resource to Help You Protect Your Student’s Privacy
BY JANE ROBBINS 

Even parents who understand some of the threats to their school-age children’s privacy may not know how serious the situation really is, especially in the increasingly technology-driven classroom. All parents should download the Parent Toolkit just released by the Parent Coalition for Student Privacy to educate themselves about the problems and learn how to protect their children.

The Toolkit is a well-sourced guide to statutes that affect student privacy and to parental rights under those statutes. It includes guidance on how to protect privacy, both at home and at school; how to evaluate a school vendor’s privacy policy; how to talk to schools, teachers, and districts; and how to advocate for better protections. Parents will especially appreciate the clear FAQs and model forms for opting out of certain types of data-collection and -disclosure.

Policymakers won’t pay serious attention to student-privacy issues until parents begin to demand it. Armed with the Coalition’s information, parents can better protect their own children and advocate for greater protections for all children.

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 Donna Garner
Wgarner1@hot.rr.com