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 […]