The stimulus bill created a DOE national database: Will the government start tracking our children?
Continuing on my “Big Brother is watching” theme from my last post:
Would it bother you to know that the federal Centers for Disease Control had been shown your daughter’s health records to see how she responded to an STD/teen-pregnancy-prevention program? How about if the federal Department of Education and Department of Labor scrutinized your son’s academic performance to see if he should be “encouraged” to leave high school early to learn a trade? Would you think the government was intruding on your territory as a parent?
Under regulations the Obama Department of Education released this month, these scenarios could become reality. The department has taken a giant step toward creating a de facto national student database that will track students by their personal information from preschool through career. Although current federal law prohibits this, the department decided to ignore Congress and, in effect, rewrite the law. Student privacy and parental authority will suffer.
So if federal law prohibits the sharing of private information how is the Obama regime planning on ignoring the law? The answer to that question is quite disturbing to say the least:
Buried within the enormous 2009 stimulus bill were provisions encouraging states to develop data systems for collecting copious information on public-school kids. To qualify for stimulus money, states had to agree to build such systems according to federally dictated standards. So all 50 states either now maintain or are capable of maintaining extensive databases on public-school students.
The Obama regime bribed the states to give up their 10th amendment right by threatening to withhold stimulus money if they didn’t comply with this new regulation, and the states fell right in line. The federal government is denying that it will use these databases to infringe on the privacy of the students and the rights of the parents, but I ask you; why would the federal government demand states set up these databases if they did not intend to use them one day? It is absurd to think otherwise. It is time for the Congress to reassert its authority and reign in this ever expanding federal government.
The quotes used in this post come from this article and I would recommend that everyone read it.