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    Price for Nevada dad to see state's school files on his kids: $10G

    Price for Nevada dad to see state's school files on his kids: $10G | Fox News

    Nevada dad John Eppolito got a bad case of sticker shock when he asked state education officials to see the permanent records of his four children.

    He was told it would cost $10,194.

    A Lake Tahoe-area real estate agent by trade and a fierce opponent of Common Core, Eppolito was concerned about Nevada's recent decision to join a multi-state consortium that shares students’ data. He wanted to know exactly what information had been compiled on his school-age kids. But state officials told him he would have to pay fees and the cost of programming and running a custom report.

    “The problem is that I can’t stop them from collecting the data,” Eppolito told FoxNews.com. “I just wanted to know what it [collected data] was. It almost seems impossible. Certainly $10,000 is enough reason to prevent a parent from getting the data.”
    This can't possibly hold up to public scrutiny. Why wasn't this system designed to produce individual reports from the start?
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    Re: Price for Nevada dad to see state's school files on his kids: $10G

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    This can't possibly hold up to public scrutiny. Why wasn't this system designed to produce individual reports from the start?
    It was. I bet they get screen shots right now. This is a stalling tactic. These mooks are playing games.
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    Re: Price for Nevada dad to see state's school files on his kids: $10G

    He belongs to a group, I think if he can raise the money,
    he should call their bluff, and also let them provide him the query.
    The next person who asks, should only be charged a minor fee, as the
    query and report format already exists. (all that code reuse stuff)

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    Re: Price for Nevada dad to see state's school files on his kids: $10G

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    This can't possibly hold up to public scrutiny. Why wasn't this system designed to produce individual reports from the start?
    LOL - they don't even try to hide the bs, they wave it in front of your face and say, "what are you gonna do about it?"

    This is a simple enough task for an entry-level programmer. Given the median salary of those employed in government of ~60k, they're figuring that this will take someone about about 8 weeks to complete, working full time. Uh-huh.

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    Re: Price for Nevada dad to see state's school files on his kids: $10G

    He's a taxpaying citizen and they're trying to charge him for the entire programming effort that should have been done all along, unless they planned to hide student records from the start.
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    Re: Price for Nevada dad to see state's school files on his kids: $10G

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    This can't possibly hold up to public scrutiny. Why wasn't this system designed to produce individual reports from the start?
    If I had to wager, I'd say privacy rules and the data was collected for overall performance evals, not of any one individual and not in individual detail. Averages to give class performance rather than individual. (that seems most likely kept at the local school level.)

    Depending on how the data is stored in the system... sequential or keyed, the ability to hunt for an individual could be problematic- the system wasn't created with the goal being keeping track of each and every student.

    I don't see how an individual parent can be charged for the cost to program the ability to pull individual records from the system... but can see a cost for a copy.

    I am wondering just what the parent 'fears' is being recorded on a student in a system not designed to pull a student out of the pool... must be something past a transcript of what was taught and what the grades were.

    And the parent's claim that 'anybody' can get the data is false- educational agencies only and apparently with no ability to concentrate on any one student.

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    Re: Price for Nevada dad to see state's school files on his kids: $10G

    I don't understand.

    If they can share the information with other school districts, why can't they share the information with him?

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    Re: Price for Nevada dad to see state's school files on his kids: $10G

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    I don't understand.

    If they can share the information with other school districts, why can't they share the information with him?
    It's blatant BS, and it's obvious. If he's smart he'll use the media and/or a lawyer to pry it out of them. He'll go on to make them look like the draconian bastards that they are. If they really intend to charge $10K, they need to be made an example of.
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    Re: Price for Nevada dad to see state's school files on his kids: $10G

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    I don't understand.

    If they can share the information with other school districts, why can't they share the information with him?
    Out of control bureaucracy.
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    Re: Price for Nevada dad to see state's school files on his kids: $10G

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Out of control bureaucracy.
    That is Nevada for you.

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