Forgotten But Not Gone

Federal Register – July 29, 2014
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request: High School Reform Study

Abstract: This request for OMB {Office of Management and Budget} clearance is to collect data through a nationally representative survey of high schools during the 2014-15 school year. Data from the National High School Reform Study will inform a descriptive report on the strategies that high schools are using to help students graduate from high school, especially students at risk for dropping out and students in high schools with low graduation rates. Information from the survey will fill critical information gaps about the use and prevalence of high school reform strategies to support at-risk youth. The survey will be administered to a nationally representative sample of approximately 2,000 public high school administrators.

Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before September 29, 2014.

We have been convinced, as a nation, that we need data in order to prove that what is being done is being done properly. However, any theory can be proven with data collected from the proper sources.

We are being told that the data collected “will inform a descriptive report on the strategies that high schools are using to help students graduate from high school, especially students at risk for dropping out and students in high schools with low graduation rates” yet the individuals being surveyed are administrators, not teachers, not students.

Not just any administrators, a representative sample of 2,000 high school administrators.

Who are these administrators? What sample do they represent? What type of school do they oversee? How much is this survey going to cost the American public in educational dollars? Ultimately, what will we learn and how will it increase student achievement?

Every educational stakeholder, concerned about the data mining operation of our children’s right to privacy must know and understand that if we allow private agencies to collect data on our children for any reason we are selling our children’s right to privacy.

Our children deserve the freedoms that our government guarantees.

Our children have the right to a public education and a private future.

Join the Movement to Save Our Children!

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