In fact, I am asking you to send your state representative an email this Monday or Tuesday particularly if he/she serves on the House Education Committee. Please do your part if you care about student data privacy!
This Wednesday, March 19th the House Education Committee will be voting on 4 bills that deal with privacy of student data. They are HB 384, HB 555, HB 560, and HB 946. You can view each bill by clicking on the bill number.
Like the parents, I support all of the above bills which would greatly limit what can be done with information collected by the DOE on Louisiana students. I believe that if any recommendations are to be made to parents about the educational needs of their child, it should be done by trusted local teachers or guidance counselors, not self appointed salesmen for big business or rip off voucher programs.
Here is a sample email by teachers or parents: