The Barack Obama, who will not reveal his own school records, is pushing to take the lid off of individual student privacy. We learn about this in a leading education publication, The Chronicle of Higher Education — not in the mainstream media. The circulation of this Chronicle report beyond educationists is further curtailed by the fact that after two public paragraphs, the article is cut off for all but paid subscribers.
In the Chronicle’s very revealing first sentence, the attitude toward students coming out of Washington is stated:
The Obama administration is opening a new campaign to persuade states of their full legal rights to develop and use student-records databases, after stalling in its bid to write new privacy rules that would make those rights unambiguous.
By “those rights” they mean the government’s rights! This is federal government education shoving socialism to convince state-level government education that the rights belong to the governments, NOT TO THE STUDENTS.
While public anger rises against government takeover of health care and the attempt to massively tax energy, socialized education is coming in by stealth. The man reaching out above to take a student hand has as “central to his agenda” taking away the individual right of our kids to academic privacy.
This report is a clear look at the intention of the Obama Administration to micromanage our children in a culture of learning dependency. Let us hope the legal and political obstacles he is hurdling will trip up Obamaschool this time.