by Gretchen Logue of Missouri Education Watchdog.
People are concerned about Facebook and credit card company breaches but for some reason, the divulging of personal student information has not garnered the same outrage and/or interest. Maybe it’s because you can’t see who is taking the information, who is receiving it and how it is being used by the government/private companies.
Maxine Waters stated that indeed, President Obama has established a massive database on American citizens that knows information about every individual. She said the Democratic candidate in 2016 would “need to be down with that”.
“The President has put in place an organization with the kind of database that no one has ever seen before in life,” Representative Maxine Waters told Roland Martin on Monday. “That’s going to be very, very powerful,” Waters said. “That database will have information about everything on every individual on ways that it’s never been done before and whoever runs for President on the Democratic ticket has to deal with that. They’re going to go down with that database and the concerns of those people because they can’t get around it. And he’s [President Obama] been very smart. It’s very powerful what he’s leaving in place.”