What with manipulation of currency and theft of jobs, China is held in fairly low repute, especially down South. But some Alabama legislators seem enamored of at least one part of the Chinese system – the one that compiles enormous amounts of data on citizens, beginning when they’re toddlers and continuing through their careers, and […]
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Eagle Forum of Alabama Executive Director, Deborah Love’s recently published article addresses creation of State Longitudinal Data System
By Deborah Love, executive director of Eagle Forum of Alabama, she also was appointed to and served on the Alabama ESSA Implementation Committee on Data Collection and Early Learning sub-committees http://www.al.com/opinion/index.ssf/2017/02/how_much_is_your_childs_privac.html Justice Brandeis wrote, “the right to privacy is the right to be left alone.” Privacy is an essential aspect of a free society. Yet […]
Rep. Terri Collins has introduced HB97, the State Longitudinal Database bill (companion bill is SB153). The Alabama Department of Labor has promised the bill does not allow for collection of private and personal student information, but the bill itself contradicts the department. It describes, “security clearance requirements for individuals with access to personally identifiable information.” […]
J. Pepper Bryars, who grew up in Mobile and lives in Huntsville, is a conservative columnist for AL.com. Contact him at email@example.com. Alabama’s conservative State Legislature should have severed our connection to Common Core years ago, but thanks to a rather muddled opposition effort and lack of responsiveness from our lawmakers, the disastrous scheme not […]
August 15, 2016 Open letter to Alabama State Board of Education Dear Friends, We congratulate you in your choice of Michael Sentance, JD, as our next superintendent. Your determination to move Alabama from its current, uncharacteristic dead last position among all the other states was made apparent in your selection of a key player from […]
From the Alabama Political Reporter, April 27, 2016 By Brandon Moseley There are only five legislative days left in the 2016 Alabama Legislative Session, and the leadership plans on burning three of those this week. Both of the constitutionally mandated budgets have passed, so all that is left is deciding what bills live, and what […]
Act now before the end of the session to ensure pro-life legislative victories! Your voice is needed to protect human life. All you have to do call or e-mail. Your legislators need to hear that you support the pro-legislation below. << HB376/SB363 (Butler, House and Willams [Senate]): The Alabama Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion […]
The Alabama State Longitudinal Database System Bill or House Bill 125 (HB125) would create two new state agencies with no accountability and almost unlimited authority. The agencies’ sole purpose would be to collect information on private citizens. HB125 is currently back in the House with the Holley Amendment added which forces private schools to comply. […]
From Townhall.com “Uncle Sam is becoming “Uncle Shrink” to millions of schoolchildren, including many preschoolers, who are now subject to various psychology-focused educational components that have been implanted in federal education legislation over the past decade.” Read the entire article here.
The Student and Parent Privacy Protection Act HB267 was filed yesterday by Rep. Arnold Mooney, with 35 co-sponsors. The bill is a result of a large bi-partisan effort to protect student privacy in Alabama. Thirty-three states have already passed similar legislation. The bill must pass out of the Education Policy Committee. Its members need to […]