The Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a (e)(4) and (e)(11)) requires the Department to publish in the Federal Register this notice of a new system of records maintained by the Department.
CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:
For students, this information will include, but will not necessarily be limited to, standardized math and English/Language Arts test scores, age, sex, race/ethnicity, grade, eligibility for free/reduced-price lunches, English Learner status, individualized education program status, school enrollment dates, attendance, discipline records, school engagement, and student behavior . . .
For teachers and other school staff, this information will include, but will not necessarily be limited to, school assignments, positions, grades and subjects taught, any available teacher and staff background characteristics, including age, sex, race/ethnicity, certifications, and years of teaching experience, and classroom management and behavior support practices.
CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM:
The system will contain records on approximately 38,000 students and 3,600 teachers and other school staff from 12 school districts.
§ 1981. Equal rights under the law
(a) Statement of equal rights All persons within the jurisdiction of the United States shall have the same right in every State and Territory to make and enforce contracts, to sue, be parties, give evidence, and to the full and equal benefit of all laws and proceedings for the security of persons and property as is enjoyed by white citizens, and shall be subject to like punishment, pains, penalties, taxes, licenses, and exactions of every kind, and to no other.
Under the Equal rights law, the government has no right to ask for information about the age, race, or sex of any American citizen.
We must provide every child in America with an “excellent” education that concentrates on discovering, developing, and directing their gifts and talents through a curriculum that is developmentally appropriate, founded in the arts, guided by knowledgeable, caring adults in a safe, positive school environment that acknowledges and respects the diverse cultures that contribute to the diaspora that is their community and our world.
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