Parents push for protection of student records

Article By: Mike Hasten | March 20, 2014 | Originally Posted on Shreveporttimes.com

BATON ROUGE — Parents concerned about their children’s records falling into the wrong hands pushed Louisiana lawmakers Wednesday to approve laws clamping down on what can be revealed and who can see that data.

The argument evolved after it was revealed that state Education Superintendent John White sent to an admittedly unsecure data storage facility information containing names, ages, addresses and Social Security numbers, which the state Education Department uses as student identification numbers.

House and Senate education committees debated different bills seeking to set standards in state law for collecting data. But after problems were cited with each bill, the panels put off final votes — but for different reasons.

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