Lamar Alexander’s Re-authorization of ESEA

A Pre­lim­i­nary Analy­sis of the Bill by Ani­ta Hoge Source: This bill was pre­sent­ed twice and referred to com­mit­tee. Every Child Ready for Col­lege or Career Act of 2015 spon­sored by Sen. Lamar Alexan­der. This bill amends No Child Left Behind which is the Re-autho­riza­­­tion of the Ele­men­tary and Sec­ondary Edu­ca­tion Act of 1965 referred to […]

Asset Forfeiture and the Cycle of Electronic Surveillance Funding

EFF Note: The bulk of the research in this post was com­piled pri­or to Attor­ney Gen­er­al Eric Hold­er’s sur­prise announce­ment that he is cur­tail­ing the fed­er­al equi­table shar­ing pro­gram. The post may be updat­ed as fur­ther ram­i­fi­ca­tions of the pol­i­cy deci­sion become clear. “You fol­low drugs, you get drug addicts and drug deal­ers. But you […]


Assess­ing the babies is Oba­ma’s agen­da An Alert by Ani­ta Hoge This is the birth to kinder­garten men­tal health inter­ven­tions for our babies. This is research for the ear­ly learn­ing and the $1 bil­lion that Oba­ma is fund­ing for day­care and preschool.


EXTREMELY IMPORTANT INFORMATION  ABOUT THE RULES FOR HIPAA AND FERPA  COVERING AN EDUCATION RECORD An Alert by Ani­ta Hoge EDUCATION RECORDS ARE NOT COVERED BY HIPAA. NO MENTAL HEALTH INTERVENTIONS AT SCHOOL ARE COVERED BY HIPAA. Expla­na­tion of HIPPA and FER­­­PA-Ear­­ly Child­hood Data can be found in this doc­u­ment: A Look at Penn­syl­va­ni­a’s Ear­ly Child­hood Data Sys­tem­ing Mom […]

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 […]

CHARTERS in the ESEA Re-authorization Bill!!!

Scott Walk­er’s Plan to Pri­va­tize Schools An Alert by Ani­ta Hoge “After cut­ting a bil­lion dol­lars from edu­ca­tion, Scott Walk­er and his GOP friends have achieved the goal sink­ing the edu­ca­tion­al poten­tial of Wis­con­sin Schools. On their first day back in ses­sion, Assem­bly Repub­li­cans seek­ing a free mar­ket solu­tion have intro­duced a bill guar­an­tee­ing the wholesale […]

Welcome to the Matrix: Enslaved by Technology and the Internet of Things

There will come a time when it isn’t ‘They’re spy­ing on me through my phone’ any­more. Even­tu­al­ly, it will be ‘My phone is spy­ing on me.’” ― Philip K. Dick If ever Amer­i­cans sell their birthright, it will be for the promise of expe­di­en­cy and com­fort deliv­ered by way of blaz­ing­ly fast Inter­net, cell phone signals […]