WND EXCLUSIVELEO HOHMANN
Group calls for moratorium, asks for investigation
Activists in Pennsylvania led by Anita Hoge have gathered documents that show the state is allowing contracts with third-party vendors who have access to confidential student records without the informed written consent of parents. Hundreds of data points are connected to each individual student through a “unique number” assigned to the student in direct violation of state law, said Hoge, a member of Pennsylvanians Restoring Education and an expert on the student assessment industry.
See Red Clay’s Contract with Teach for America / page 13 C. Inadvertent Access to Student-Identifiable Data “Teach for American may receive and collect student identifiable data from individual teachers”. Folks remember Teach for America teachers were “district” employees paid directly by the district as regular teachers. Furthermore, Red Clay has not produce their own report on effectiveness of Teach for America teachers in relationship to student achievement. But the important concern here is Red Clay allowed Teach for America to collect student identifiable data without parental consent. Our state legislators need to take action!