In an online statement, William Estrada, director of federal relations for the Home School Legal Defense Association, acknowledged statistics on student achievement are helpful to researchers and parents.
But there‚Äôs really no need for the government to track such data, he insisted.
‚ÄúA national database of student-specific data is very concerning for many reasons,‚ÄĚ he wrote. ‚ÄúThe national databases being created now include detailed records of students, including race, gender, birth information, learning disabilities, detailed academic records, and much more. This information is being collected soon after birth, all the way through graduation from college.‚ÄĚ
Estrada said the more personal the information, ‚Äúthe greater the danger to the student‚Äôs privacy and safety if the data is breached.‚ÄĚ...