We wrap up with Barmak Nassirian of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, who explains why student privacy is so critical -- and so endangered -- with the weakening of FERPA by the federal government and because so many states, private organizations and vendors are eager to collect, share and data-mine your children's information.
For more information about the 2014 NPE Conference, visit our website and Diane Ravitch's blog, with links to many accounts of the different panels; see also videos of the terrific keynote speakers, including John Kuhn, Karen Lewis and Diane herself.
Many of the activists I met for the first time said it was the best conference they ever attended, as did and many with whom I was able to re-connect; and I agree. Please become a member of NPE to support public education, be kept up to date on our activities and be invited to next year's conference.
Thanks to Schoolhouse Live and Vincent Precht for the video.