NV Dad Told to Pay $10K to See Data Collected About His Kids
A Nevada father of four was told he would have to pay $10,000 dollars to see data his children’s school had collected about them over the years.
A fierce opponent of Common Core, [John] Eppolito was concerned about Nevada's recent decision to join a multi-state consortium that shares students’ data. He wanted to know exactly what information had been compiled on his school-age kids. But state officials told him he would have to pay fees and the cost of programming and running a custom report.
Eppolito, a former math teacher, told his story on America’s Newsroom this morning.
“We don’t know the implications of having all this data out there. It looks like discipline is a big issue. We think mental health will be attached. There’s articles that say up to 800 points of data will be collected on children, and this in 47 states by the way,” he said.
The local school district told Eppolito that they didn’t know what information is being uploaded from their system. He was directed to the state government, where he was informed it would cost over $10K because the system isn’t set up to extract data.
“My problem is everybody else, the federal government, companies like Pearson Education, and many others will be getting access to this data. It’s for everybody except the parents,” he said.
Watch the full discussion above.