Here's a video of Friday night's Education Forum at George Washington HS featuring our new Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa, moderated by investigative reporter Juan Gonzalez and co-sponsored by Community Education Council D6, Class Size Matters and the CB12M Youth and Education Committee. As someone said afterwards, Dr. Rosa is a "breath of fresh air" compared to many of those who had been running our state education system up to now.
Unfortunately, the videographer had to change the battery in the midst of my question about student privacy at about 50 minutes in. So FYI here's the full question; check the video to see her answer. Happy Mother's Day everyone! Leonie
Yet it is nearly two years past the deadline, and neither one of these has happened. Moreover, I recently found out that there is a plan to take all the personal student data for all the public school students in the state, including their names, addresses, grades, test scores, disciplinary files, and disability records and perhaps more, and put it in the state archives for potentially up to 100 years or more, with unclear restrictions on access. What can we do to make sure that the State education dept. is doing its job, complying with the law, and protecting student privacy?