Raise Your Hand Action is calling for comprehensive legislation to protect the security and privacy of Illinois students’ personally identifiable information (PII). Public education is a common good. In an era of big data, our government ignores the public good when the public school system does not ensure that student data is protected. In order to receive an education, public school students must not be forced to forfeit their rights to privacy and a secure digital footprint.Read more
RYH Action is in Springfield again today and we need your help calling Senators!
Good news—we accomplished most of our goals in Springfield this week!Read more
In January, RYH Action wrote a student data transparency bill with guidance from Rachael Stickland of the national group Parent Coalition for Student Privacy. As computer usage and data collection increases in public ed, parents have the right to know who is collecting, storing and sharing what data on their children, and this bill would do just that.Read more
Good news! Two of the bills we are working on passed out of committee in the IL House on Tuesday, April 10th. Here's what you can do next!Read more
Big week in Springfield coming up: Friday is the deadline for bills to get out of committee in the House and Senate. On Tuesday the 10th there are two education committee hearings in the House and one in the Senate. There’s a lot of education legislation on the docket, and this is a crucial time to register your opposition and support by filing witness slips.Read more
ACTION ALERT: 2 Witness Slips Needed!
April 3, 2018Read more
SB3099 is a bill written to benefit the College Board and ACT, Inc, allowing them to sell or rent sensitive student data that they access through questionnaires administered along with tests like the SAT. RYH Action urges parents and privacy advocates to submit a witness slip to oppose this bill in hearing tomorrow (3/12/2018)Read more