ATTENTION MACC MEMBERS!! CALL TO ACTION!! SF1495
A special thank you to Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer, who is offering an Amendment regarding the excessive volume of surveys given to our children. This Amendment requires an “Opt In” instead of an “Opt Out” as is the practice now. We have heard many stories about surveys that are occurring with “passive” consent. These surveys may contain offensive subject matter and/or take up far too much classroom time. We are very concerned with the intrusive collection of data on our children as well as a lack of parental notification. This Amendment will not apply to the MN Student Health Survey, which occurs every 3 years. The MN Student Health Survey will still have the “opt out” ability. This is an important start to peeling back the layers of the intrusion in our children’s life, and needs your support.
Please call and email Senator Wiger – Senate Education Chair ASAP and ask him to please include Senator Kiffmeyer’s Survey Amendment in the Education Policy Bill SF1495. THE HEARING IS TOMORROW, MARCH 19th, so we need you to act quickly and please take the 5 minutes to do this. You may use the script template below or create your own.
Senator Wiger can be reached at (651) 296-6820
Hello, my name is _____________________. I live in __________________, Minnesota. I am calling today to ask that Senator Wiger include Senator Kiffmeyer’s Student Survey Amendment in the Education Policy bill SF1495, to protect our children from intrusive data collection. Our children are being asked to answer information on surveys that is beyond their scope of understanding in both content and consequence, while taking away from instruction time and giving data to parties outside of the school. I am concerned this data exposure puts my child’s personal information at risk, and is something that can affect their future. The amount of surveys that are occurring are taking away valuable instruction time, and offer no viable educational enhancement.