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URGENT MESSAGE TO PARENTS IN CONNECTICUT: Your Child's Privacy at Risk! by Diane Ravitch

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"URGENT" Connecticut parents, pay attention and take action! You Ct. legislature is holding hearings on Monday (tomorrow) on a bill that would strip privacy protections from your children. This kind of a rush job could imply that they are hoping to pass this bill without giving parents time to react. In January, a legislator proposed to remove all privacy protections from student data.Parents were outraged; t he bill was withdrawn!   This past week a new bill, 7207 to “revise” the student data privacy law, was introduced, and will be heard by the CT Joint Education Committee this Monday, March 6 This new bill, 7207 repeals the data privacy law  and removes existing protection of school children for over a year.  Is it asking too much that the data be kept safe and parents be able to see how that data is used, breached, and not sold?  Please email your comment or testimony(see more...)

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)

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