Federal law is supposed to prevent collection and sharing of this sort of personal information or the building of a national database on students, but the FERPA law has been amended to weaken privacy restrictions. Databases on students can now be collected by states and then exchanged with other states and other agencies, which effectively achieves a national student database.
A bill just introduced in the Florida State Senate shows more reasons why parents are upset about Common Core. The bill would require that, before Common Core is adopted, at least one hearing to receive public testimony must be held in each congressional district, attended by at least one state school board member. The Florida bill requires a fiscal report on the projected cost of implementation of Common Core standards before they are adopted. Ask your state legislators to pass a law like this in your state.
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