A student privacy bill, mentioned previously on this blog, had gotten hung up in the Louisiana legislature last month. Ashley Bateman has an update:
A bill is making its way through the Louisiana legislature would revamp how schools and the state collect student data.
Passed by the House and awaiting a vote in the Senate Education Committee, House Bill 1076 would forbid schools from collecting information such as students’ religious beliefs, political affiliation, incriminating behavior, and biometric information such as fingerprints. It also forbids schools from sharing individual student information with any entity unless that is required under state or federal law. It would allow districts to share aggregate, anonymous data, and allow parents or students of legal age to choose to share any information they want.
Read more on Heartland.org.