FTC, Department of Education Announce Workshop to Explore Privacy Issues Related to Education Technology #00020

Submission Number:
00020
Commenter:
Melissa Scott
State:
Pennsylvania
Initiative Name:
FTC, Department of Education Announce Workshop to Explore Privacy Issues Related to Education Technology
Under President Obama's administration, FERPA was greatly weakened and parents' rights infringed upon. Our children's privacy is now sold to parties outside of the schools without consent from parents. Surveys are administered without consent being required. People like Bill Gates promote more and more data-mining even though they have no elected or appointed position with the schools. Money talks and our most vulnerable citizens' rights are served up to any bidder. Restore AND strengthen FERPA to protect our kids. The Department of Education and our Congress certainly aren't protecting them.