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Donna Jack
November 13, 2017

[Next blog – information sent out today by Susan Berry, with information on this same subject.]
[At end of this article:  How to make calls, and how to find out who represents you in Congress and in your state.]
[Copy of HR 4174 — 2017-11-13_HR 4174_text_require Fed eval activities_Improve …data mgt…other purposes]

Bill in Congress to further eliminate privacy of everyone.

A bill in Congress, is attempting nationally take away the privacy of all of us — in the name of transparency.  Do not be fooled by glowing reports from the Dept. of Education (Betsy DeVos).  She has a long history of supporting financially, and supporting by being on the board of a national group that has always supported Common Core.  (Example: Jeb Bush’s FEE – Foundation for Excellence in Education — which has always been aligned with nationalizing education through Common Core).

See other blogs on this site that talk about Betsy DeVos’ actual words and her actual actions connected with education. Though many of her words sound good, not all of them do.  Find those blogs by typing in her name after you click the “spy glass” at the top of this page.

Eagle Forum alerts us to a vote that is scheduled to happen in the US House of Representatives
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The Eagle Forum, founded by Phyllis Schlafly, always has been on the front line, protecting our freedoms and our national sovereignty.

You can read below, and link here, to their excellent, thorough information on HR 4174 sponsored by Speaker Paul Ryan – legislation which is due for a vote this Wednesday.


Eagle Forum Nov. 13, 2017 letter – HR 4174:

Eagle Forum
200 W. 3rd St., Ste. 502
Alton, IL 62002

November 13, 2017
HR 4174 sponsored by Speaker Paul Ryan is due for a vote this Wednesday. This bill creates a government-wide “evidence building plan” that will lead to a national citizen database. The U.S. Dept. of Education will include lifelong student data tracking. Details are available here     2017-11-13_HR 4174_text_require Fed eval activities_Improve …data mgt…other purposese and here.  A one-page summary of the concerns with this bill is available here and pasted below so that you may send this to your U.S. representative.

This bill is to implement the recommendations of the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking (CEP) created by legislation authored by Ryan and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA). Their big idea was to remove the prohibition on lifelong tracking of students through college and the workforce. This generated more than two-thirds of the comments they received and the majority of those comments were negative including testimony from Dr. Effrem and Emmett McGroarty of the American Principles Project. In their final report, CEP recommended:

“Congress and the President should consider repealing current bans and limiting future bans on the collection and use of data for evidence building.” 

This is obviously very concerning, especially given the government’s terrible track record of protecting data and the government’s efforts to expand social and emotional data collection on children beginning in preschool.

Please call Congress right away at 202-224-3121.  You may also use this directory for individual representatives. 

Tell them:

1) To vote NO on HR 4174 and that you oppose a national database. 
Also, tell them you object to the suspension of the rules and that you
demand a recorded vote. A bill this dangerous to privacy and 
freedom should not be rammed through with no debate.

2) Say that you want to restore the FERPA regulations back to their 
pre-2012 state to restore parental consent before sharing student 
data with researchers and corporations in order to protect privacy.

Thank you for whatever you can do to protect the privacy of our children!


[How to make calls, and how to find out who represents you in Congress and your state.]

House Vote on HR 4174 National Database Bill on Wednesday 11-15!

Contact Your Congressman Now! Call to Say NO!

Brief information on this bill, and way to search for your people in Congress, etc. is at:

Capitol Switchboard 202-224-3121

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