According to the DOEd, the government needs to know if you are a blond haired, blue eyed Republican who attends Catholic Church irregularly but votes in every election so they can factor that into your child's education plan. By the way, it's also imperative for them to have your blood type and the name of your family doctor...
Over the last few days we've learned that Secretary of Education believes it's necessary to start compiling a persons data at birth.. to determine when the child will be ready for kindergarten,,,, and as you'll see in a couple minutes, the Department of Labor Believes they need the information to determine how all this affects a persons career choices.
Don't worry though, the Department of Education will only share your information with another government agency, or non government organization if they ask for it, and a clerk at the DOE feels they have a valid need to know
As we speak the Department of Education is busy rewriting the regulations it follows in regard to the Privacy Act and the Fourth Amendment so they'll be in compliance with Government Rules and Regulations, if not the Constitution..
The Constitution's an outdated document that needs to be replaced anyway, if I recall what Barack Obama had to say before he took an oath to defend it. As far as I know, the last government in the Free World to compile information like this about it's citizens for educational purposes, was Hitler's Nazi Germany..
I found more evidence of the government's intentions yesterday in a Daily Caller Article titled
Conservative group accuses Education Dept of invading students’ privacy with new FERPA rules
A conservative non-profit is raising privacy concerns over a Department of Education (DoED) rule change that will allow for “personally identifiable information” about students to be shared with other government departments. Personally identifiable information that could potentially be shared includes hair color, blood type, family health history and students’ grades and other academic records.
The DoED rule changes are part of a reinterpretation of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). The proposed changes have conservative group American Principles in Action (APIA) up in arms. APIA says they are a breach of students’ and families’ privacy rights.
The DoED’s changes, which it says are necessary because it needs to “judge the effectiveness of government investments in education,” would allow “personally identifiable information” about individual children collected in public schools to be shared with departments other than the DoED. For instance, the DoED could share information with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) or the Department of Labor (DOL).
The DoED dismissed the concerns APIA raised about student privacy by hiring a new “Chief Privacy Officer,” opening a new “Privacy Technical Assistance Center,” and issuing new technical briefs and reports on how DoED thinks student privacy rights can be best served. That still isn’t enough to alleviate the APIA’s concerns.
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/05/30/conservative-group-accuses-education-dept-of-invading-students-privacy-with-new-ferpa-rules/#ixzz1NtR7rJCN
Please read the rest of the article, it goes into some probable additional government uses for the information
The guy who wants to steal your information in violation of the Fourth Amendment and The Privacy Act, wants to be sure it's done according to the rules he just wrote to allow him to violate the Constitution and Privacy Act.. That's reassuring..
After Wiki Leaks I'm sure the Government will safeguard the information properly, as well. This is the government that has at different times, misplaced, lost or had stolen, millions of Social Security, Veterans and other private records, we have every reason to trust the Department of Education..
Personally I think it's time to send a reminder to the Government that we have a Constitution for a reason. We need to tell Congress to get off their rear ends and stop this crap. We need to tell the Administration that changing or reinterpreting the Constitution is way above the pay grade of a Presidentual Appointee.
We need to do it in a way no future President will ever forget.