FTC, Department of Education Announce Workshop to Explore Privacy Issues Related to Education Technology #00017

Submission Number:
00017
Commenter:
Tamara Swinson-Carlone
State:
Michigan
Initiative Name:
FTC, Department of Education Announce Workshop to Explore Privacy Issues Related to Education Technology
As a parent and an education advocate, I demand the data mining on our most innocent citizens stop. Using schools to gather data on children is completely inappropriate. It is breaking the trust in the education system, which is necessary for parents to be able to drop their kids off there every school day. It is also like our tax dollars being used against American children. FERPA was loosened during Obama Admin. and it must be tightened back up. It must be very strict. Also, computer/ screen/ electronics use by children is out of control. They are in front of screens like their phones constantly, as well as TVs, movie screens, video game screens, and computer screens at home. We do NOT also need our children to be on them all day at school. It is not healthy for them and it opens them up to all sorts of inappropriate content and data risk. ESSA needs to be abolished with all of its data grab and Social Emotional Learning. American schools can't even get academics right and now the government wants our poorly trained teachers to also act as psychologists?! Our country is going in the exact wrong direction with all of this. We are to be a FREE nation and schools are to be under local control with parents always at the helm.