It Figures. Obama Stimulus Failed to Create Jobs But Allows Government to Snoop into Your Child’s Personal Infomation

It figures. The Obama-Pelosi stimulus package failed in its objective to create jobs. It added a trillion dollars to the national debt and didn’t even dent the record unemployment rate. But it did allow the government to snoop into personal information about your child.
The New York Post reported:

Would it bother you to know that the federal Centers for Disease Control had been shown your daughter’s health records to see how she responded to an STD/teen-pregnancy-prevention program? How about if the federal Department of Education and Department of Labor scrutinized your son’s academic performance to see if he should be “encouraged” to leave high school early to learn a trade? Would you think the government was intruding on your territory as a parent?

Under regulations the Obama Department of Education released this month, these scenarios could become reality. The department has taken a giant step toward creating a de facto national student database that will track students by their personal information from preschool through career. Although current federal law prohibits this, the department decided to ignore Congress and, in effect, rewrite the law. Student privacy and parental authority will suffer.

How did it happen? Buried within the enormous 2009 stimulus bill were provisions encouraging states to develop data systems for collecting copious information on public-school kids. To qualify for stimulus money, states had to agree to build such systems according to federally dictated standards. So all 50 states either now maintain or are capable of maintaining extensive databases on public-school students.

The administration wants this data to include much more than name, address and test scores. According to the National Data Collection Model, the government should collect information on health-care history, family income and family voting status. In its view, public schools offer a golden opportunity to mine reams of data from a captive audience.

The department’s eagerness to get control of all this information is almost palpable. But current federal law prohibits a nationwide student database and strictly limits disclosure of a student’s personal information. So the department has determined that it can overcome the legal obstacles by simply bypassing Congress and essentially rewriting the federal privacy statute.

Last April, the department proposed regulations that would allow it and other agencies to share a student’s personal information with practically any government agency or even private company, as long as the disclosure could be said to support an evaluation of an “education program,” broadly defined. That’s how the CDC might end up with your daughter’s health records or the Department of Labor with your son’s test scores.

Missouri Education Watchdog has more on this disturbing policy.

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  • averagemelon

    tHE bIG wATCHFUL eYE OF Communism has arrived.

  • Opus#6@AmericanPerspective

    Liberals, like Communists before them, want to get their hands on our children.

  • Granny

    This really isn’t all that new you know. The huge National Healthcare Records database mandated by Obamacare and being built by GE (surely known for their expertise in databases LOL) will do exactly that same thing and FAR more.

  • mamagriz68

    I see how this will be used to stop those of us who dare to homeschool and keep our children out of their hands.

  • Jack

    Ironically, Obama’s regime is salivating to collect children’s test scores yet adamant about hiding Obama’s.

  • Cindy McGee

    The Change Agents involved with our schools have been working toward this end for decades. In the 90’s they hoped to do it through school to work. It would seem they have finally succeeded. Thank you for illuminating this very disturbing and unconstitutional violation of the privacy of parents and their children. Next step: the Government will determine the job your child is suited for and they will control the workforce.
    I highly recommend a book by Charlotte Iserbyt, The Deliberate Dumming Down of America. You can download a copy here for free:
    Parents need to wake up and get outraged about what our public education is doing and they are after your children.

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  • Pat Riota

    The longitudinal database has been in the works for over ten years. I actually have met some of the original architects. They spoke at an educational conference in St. Louis about five years ago. It contains fields for data beyond school age. It is intended to follow people throughout their lives. It links up a persons higher education data, labor data, criminal records, domicile data, financial records, healthcare..etc. It is one stop data shopping for the government. There are dozens of people who have been talking about this for years. I am glad to see others are finally paying attention. It is my understanding that they are in the process of developing programs to capture and store soft data to add to a person’s file/profile. This would include data collected from public record donations, positions held, professional and social affiliations, club memberships..etc.

    Thanks for helping to get the word out.

  • Lookup

    Building the New Babylon one bit/bite at a time.

  • gwhh

    And this surprise you HOW? Last time I checked your typical commie/liberal/Socialism game plan. Brainwash them young and than make a FILE on them to make sure they stay brainwashered!!

  • truth teller

    Get active…protest to your school boards…let your hacker children loose on the data…

  • stlgretchen

    As a co-editor of Missouri Education Watchdog, I want to thank you for publicizing this threat to our civil rights and circumvention of Congress.

    #8 is correct. This has been going on a long time and planned for a long time. Here is another one of our posts showing the data sets READY TO BE ROLLED OUT and used to track your children through birth to age 20 and into the workforce.

    It’s called the P-20 pipeline. It’s big here in Missouri and other states. This information is to supply the workforce, not for educational purposes. This was not started in this administration, but it is now on steroids and ready to be implemented. I’ve referred to what’s going on in education as the same as what is happening in health care: federal control, loss of individual freedom and determination of your future and services based on your data set.

    And did you know the Federal Government is starting to track babies…even before they are conceived? It’s voluntary…for now:

    Thanks for helping to get the word out, Jim.

  • dba…vagabond trader

    They are already doing this with our health records. Anything you tell your caregiver will be made available to big brutha.

  • bigL

    we are stuck with this ObamaCommieCare.The GOp is too weak to stop it.

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  • RedBeard

    We have always been at war with Eastasia.

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  • kato

    Just don’t ask the black parasite for a photo-ID when he goes to vote himself more Obama Money.

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  • chuck in st paul

    If they blythely ignore the Constitution then why would you expect them to obey other laws?