In 2014, Rep. Bishop twice voted FOR Act 837, the Strongest Student Data Privacy Law in the Nation. This morning, he will be presenting a bill to the House Ed. Committee that is in contravention to Act 837 in a way that also can never be legal. So, we have to ask:
Does Rep. Bishop Know What He Is Doing???
In voting For Act 837, Rep. Bishop supported protecting children from:
"the collection of any of the following student information unless voluntarily disclosed by the parent or legal guardian:
(c) Sexual behavior or attitudes.
(d) Illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating, or demeaning behavior."
Rep. Bishop must have felt very strongly about protecting children in this way because that section of the Act begins with:
"C.(1) Notwithstanding any provision of this Subpart or any other law to the contrary" which means that THIS WILL BE THE LAW NO MATTER WHAT ANY OTHER LAW MAY SAY.
Today, Rep. Bishop will present HB 326 which provides that:
" a governing authority of a public school in Orleans Parish may allow students to be surveyed about their risk behaviors, including those related to sexual health."
So, does Rep. Bishop just have no idea what he is doing; or, does he simply believe that children in New Orleans do not deserve the same protections and their parents do not possess the same rights as all other children and parents in Louisiana?
We'll let Rep. Bishop choose which is true.
Please, contact Rep. Bishop and remind him that CHILDREN IN LA CANNOT BE ASKED SUCH QUESTIONS---AND THAT CHILDREN IN NEW ORLEANS ARE ALSO LA CITIZENS!!!
Tell him that PARENTS IN NEW ORLEANS POSSESS THE SAME RIGHTS AS EVERY OTHER PARENT IN LA!!!
Please, click on the names of each committee member to get their contact info. Inform the House Ed. Committee members that Rep. Bishop's HB 326 is in violation of Act 837, LA's Student Data Privacy Law which their committee passed unanimously last session.
Please, remember--anytime the rights of anyone in LA come under attack, the rights of everyone are at risk:
"...they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me."