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Your Children’s Privacy is Under Attack in Minnesota- And you don’t have to give any approval

Lakeville School Board member raises privacy questions over Minnesota Student Survey

Your Children’s and Families Privacy Is Under Attack, and You Are Responsible to Opt Out

<from the article:

Volk: Passive parental consent violated district policy

Lakeville School Board Member Michelle Volk vowed to alert parents and lawmakers about the 2013 Minnesota Student Survey questions school staff said underwent “major revisions” and Volk said pervasively invade family privacy.

She raised concerns about how the Lakeville Area School District obtained parent consent for students given the survey last year, which she noted violates district policy.

Who sees the data collected on your child?

This is a great overview of the data collection aspect of the Common Core standardized tests. The important part to take into perspective on this article is Dr. Cynthia Stevenson, a nationally recognized Superintendent of Jefferson County Schools, resigned in February 2014. Dr. Stevenson left earlier than her planned exit at the end of the school year, citing a strained relationship and disagreement on management of the district, with the newly elected school board.