Archives for January 17, 2015

Homeschooling Parents Declared to be ‘Bona Fide’ Guardians and Won’t Face Jail

There was a spirited meeting at the Gooch County (VA) School Board last night as hundreds of people attended to show their concern about a district policy that homeschooled students (at age 14) must declare their religious affiliation. From wric.com: There’s controversy in Goochland over homeschooling. It all stems from a new policy that some […]

Security is Not a Crime—Unless You’re an Anarchist

Riseup, a tech collective that provides security-minded communications to activists worldwide, sounded the alarm last month when a judge in Spain stated that the use of their email service is a practice, he believes, associated with terrorism. Javier Gómez Bermúdez is a judge of Audiencia Nacional, a special high court in Spain that deals with […]

Expert: Obama’s ‘bogus’ student data proposal won’t fix privacy problem he created

WASHINGTON, D.C. – An education analyst says President Barack Obama’s call for stronger protection of student digital data is “bogus.” The president earlier this week proposed a new Student Digital Privacy Act aimed at preventing companies from selling sensitive student information collected in schools and from using such data to target advertising to children, according […]

Parents investigated for neglect after letting kids walk home alone

View ~2 minute Washington Post video HERE: Danielle and Alexander Meitiv let their children, 10 and six, walk home alone from a park a mile away from their house. Now, Montgomery County is investigating the couple for child neglect. (Jorge Ribas/The Washington Post) It was a one-mile walk home from a Silver Spring park on […]