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Yes, kids, there IS a permanent record …

On Wednesday afternoon, Sen. John Goedde unveiled his long-awaited student data security bill.

The issue, of course, is serious. Common Core critics believe the new multistate academic standards could allow sensitive student data to fall into the wrong set of hands. Goedde, among and other Common Core supporters, says a data security bill would protect student privacy.

Amongst the bill’s six pages — which defines what is and isn’t a student record, and lays out fines for illegal data leaks — is a sentence that should take many of us back to our school days.

“A limited amount of (student) information makes up a student’s permanent record or transcript.”

Turns out they weren’t bluffing with all that talk about a permanent record.

Kevin Richert is a reporter and blogger at Idaho Education News (idahoednews.org). Kevin is a former Statesman editorial page editor, with 27 year's experience in Idaho journalism.

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