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Children’s Data For Sale By Government- Price $10K
« on: May 17, 2014, 09:41:01 AM »

Children’s Data For Sale By Government- Price $10K

May 14, 2014 at 9:57 am / by Karin Piper

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Colorado PolitiChick Karin Piper is an award winning author and transparency expert specializing in education and union transparency. She provides policy tools necessary for parents, union memberis,… More

Nevada dad John Eppolito has been given a $10,000 bill to see his own children’s school files containing the data collected by the state.
“The problem is that I can’t stop them from collecting the data,” Eppolito told “I just wanted to know what it [collected data] was. It almost seems impossible. Certainly $10,000 is enough reason to prevent a parent from getting the data.”

Folks, thats ten-thousand-dollars for a state employee to pull those files and make copies. Is the government collecting that much data, or did they put the most expensive, tenured state employee on the job? Or is it simply that the government doesn’t want the average parent to have access to the data collected on their children?

“This data is for everyone except the parents. It’s wrong,” said Eppolito to Fox News (Read the rest of the interview here).

Federal privacy laws have been changed (FERPA) to allow the government to share and sell our children’s data, not only to other government entities, but private domestic and international education firms.
 Are companies like Pearson and InBloom paying ten grand a head for that information? Doubtful. If so, those textbook prices will be sky rocketing in the near future.

Now, this discussion is just about the government price tag of re-selling our children’s personally identifiable private information.
 Perhaps the more ominous questions are which international companies are we talking about, and; what are their incentive purposes for attaining such intelligence?

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There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.
Public virtue cannot exist in a nation without private, and public virtue is the only foundation of republics. There must be a positive passion for the public good, the public interest, honour, power and glory, established in the minds of the people, or there can be no republican government, nor any real liberty: and this public passion must be superior to all private passions. John Adams

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