Did Markell give Wireless Generation the green-light to expand personal data of Delaware students ? YEP

Published: Tuesday 30 April 2013 by Peter Rugh; Occupy.com

Last week, students across New York finished a set of tests taken over a two week period designed to measure their proficiency at reading and math against new federal college readiness standards known as Common Core. Some parents opted their children out of the exams in protest against what they described as the school system’s over-emphasis on testing and its use of data as the principle indicator of their children’s achievement.

Starting next year, those scores, along with students’ personal information – race, economic background, report cards, discipline records and personal addresses – will be stored in a database designed by Wireless Generation, a subsidiary of media mogul Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation.

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Yep Nancy I keep trying to telling our Delaware elected officials No civil rights when it comes to students personal information! #netDE #edude Posted on March 31, 2013 by kilroysdelaware

Delaware Department of Education

Closing Date

Starting Date

Job Listing

May 13, 2013

On or about 7/1/2013

Education Associate, Technology Resources and Data Development

The primary duties of this position are to support, maintain, and expand various DOE data collection and reporting capabilities via systems analysis, design, programming, customization, management, implementation and general support of internal and third party enterprise information/database systems.

Drink the kool-aid clueless parents !!! Drink the Kool-aid clueless state legislators ! Be prepared to be voted out of office Senator Patty Blevins!

19 responses to “Did Markell give Wireless Generation the green-light to expand personal data of Delaware students ? YEP

  1. run kilroy,…. run.

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  2. John Young

    CSD will be voting on board policy regarding sharing student data on May 21st. My guess, we will surrender away all parental rights.

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    • lastDEconservative

      Q: What will the local vote actually matter should it go against the CC/Markell/Arne/Obama agenda?

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  3. I hope not, John.
    Yes, Kilroy, run, run, run….

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  4. Pigeon on the Green

    Nazi like tactics. Run Kilroy!

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  5. I’m still trying to find out the specific authorization that allows Delaware to do this. I haven’t really started research in earnest, but does anybody know? I know there is something at the Federal level. But the private data sharing should be blocked by the General Assembly or at least provide an opt-out.l

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  6. Ҥ 9020C. Prohibition on disclosure of personal information.

    “No state agency shall disclose personal information concerning a user to any person, firm, partnership, corporation, limited liability company or other entity, including internal staff who do not need the information in the performance of their official duties, unless such user has consented to the disclosure of such personal information. ”

    Title 29… Subchapter II Internet Privacy

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  7. § 9021C. Exceptions.

    Notwithstanding § 9020C of this title, a state agency may disclose personal information if the disclosure is:

    (1) Necessary to perform the specific statutory duties of the state agency that collected or is collecting the personal information, or required by state or federal law or regulation;

    (2) Made pursuant to a court order or by law; or

    (3) If the information is used solely for statistical purposes and is in a form that cannot be used to identify any particular person……

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  8. it does appear that giving private entities access to a child’s record does violate state current state statute, meaning that a) a new bill must go before the General Assembly in which these rights must be waived, and every parent will then get the option to buttonhole their legislator to ensure this never happens….. or that (b) it can immediately be challenged in court, as of today, by any parents, group of parents, union, or public entities in charge of any school district…

    So thanks, Mike O for pointing out that option.

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  9. lastDEconservative

    “a) a new bill must go before the General Assembly in which these rights must be waived …

    WHICH WILL HAPPEN

    and every parent will then get the option to buttonhole their legislator to ensure this never happens

    WHICH WILL NEVER HAPPEN

    ….. or that (b) it can immediately be challenged in court, as of today, by any parents, group of parents, union, or public entities in charge of any school district…”

    WHICH WILL LIKEWISE NOT HAPPEN

    THE DIE WAS CAST AT THE BEGINNING OF THE OBAMA/ARNE REGIME, NOW, WE’RE JUST LEARNING WHAT WAS BEHIND THE CURTAIN ALL ALONG.

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  10. Thanks kavips… I wonder, do those privacy guarantees you cited trump this? Which comes first?

    § 4111. Disclosure of pupils’ school records.

    (a) Educational records of students in all public and private schools in this State are deemed to be confidential. Educational records may be released, and personally identifiable information contained therein disclosed, only in accordance with rules and regulations of the Department of Education. Such rules and regulations shall authorize the release of educational records upon written consent and shall establish the other terms and conditions on which educational records may and must be released.

    (b) The provisions of subsection (a) of this section notwithstanding, educational institutions and programs operating in this State, including postsecondary institutions and programs regulated by a state agency, shall disclose to the Department such education records, and personally identifiable information contained therein, necessary for the audit or evaluation of state and federal education programs in accordance with the terms and conditions of a written agreement negotiated between the Department and each educational institution or program from which education records are sought. Such agreements shall:

    (1) State the term of the agreement;

    (2) Comply with the requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Regulations set forth in 34 CFR Part 99 regarding the Department’s use, compilation, maintenance, protection, distribution, re-disclosure and return/destruction of education records obtained hereunder;

    (3) Specify the data elements to be disclosed by the educational institution or program;

    (4) State the purpose for which the information will be used;

    (5) Prohibit any disclosure of education records or personally identifiable information contained therein by an educational institution or program in violation of applicable state or federal privacy laws;

    (6) Prohibit any modification or amendment except by written agreement duly executed by the parties; and

    (7) Contain such additional provisions as agreed upon.

    All disclosures required by this section shall be for the purpose of ensuring the effectiveness of publicly-funded programs by connecting pre-kindergarten through grade 12 and post-secondary data, and sharing information to improve early childhood and workforce programs as set forth in Delaware’s State Fiscal Stabilization Plan and Delaware’s Race to the Top Plan, or as otherwise approved by the P-20 Council.

    (c) All public and private schools in this State shall allow parents and eligible students to inspect and review the education records of their children or themselves who are, or have been, in attendance at the school. The right to inspect and review educational records shall be in accordance with rules and regulations of the Department of Education.

    (d) No cause of action or claim for relief, civil or criminal, shall lie or damages be recoverable against any school officer or employee by reason of such officer’s or employee’s participation in the formulation of such records or any statements made or of judgments expressed therein concerning a student’s academic performance, personal conduct, health, habits, school related activities or potential; nor by reason of the disclosure of the records or personally identifiable information from the records, nor lack of access thereto, in accordance with subsections (a) through (c) of this section.

    14 Del. C. 1953, § 4114; 57 Del. Laws, c. 548, § 1; 70 Del. Laws, c. 186, § 1; 71 Del. Laws, c. 180, § 172; 74 Del. Laws, c. 40, §§ 1-3; 78 Del. Laws, c. 113, §§ 7-9.;

    It looks like the law permits disclosure only if the DDOE regs permit, and if the P-20 council approves. I haven’t read it closely yet. But those are the authorization points to lobby.

    Ultimately we need an INJUNCTION and a new bill allowing parent opt-out, or banning the practice altogether (sharing personal pupil data with private interests).

    I’m not opposed to data sharing among Delaware institutions; in fact we need more of it.

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  11. When DDOE was going around asking for input on regulations according to Executive Order 36, apparently none of us had the wit to ask for this practice to be banned. Mike Ramone was even at the NCC hearing and asked what the General Assembly could do. I couldn’t think of anything.

    http://seventhtype.wordpress.com/2012/09/25/comment-period-on-education-regulations-ends-october-1/

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    • John Young

      ah yes, the if-you-don’t-ask-now-you-can-never-ask-again-world-tour-of-disphit-rules-to-having-a-fair-shake-with-the-government-you-pay-for.

      What a joke that was, and no, not just because any one person failed to attend or make a salient suggestion, just the idea that we the people have to be granted permission by the governor and then given a window in which to complain.

      Insane.

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    • Come on John, you of all people know the governor can’t stop you from complaining. The point of EO 36 is that the agencies have to go around and ask every three years. Complain all you want in between. At least EO 36 provides a framework for handling and responding to complaint. That reminds me – I have to ask DOE for the report from last year.

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    • John Young

      When DDOE was going around asking for input on regulations according to Executive Order 36, apparently none of us had the wit to ask for this practice to be banned

      wit? or the wherewithal to yell into the blackness that is Markell’s Dover.

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  12. John Young

    No, Mike that’s where your analysis’ efficacy dies: it just gives the Governor a license to ignore parents, and he uses it robustly, like HIS data.

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