The Assembly Education Committee pulled bill A3242, legislation already passed by the State Senate, that would allow school districts to administer surveys that pry into the private lives of students and their families without parental consent, from the hearing calendar today due to the overwhelming public outcry legislators have received since MMM brought the bill to light on Tuesday evening.
Good job MMM readers!
Special thanks goes out to Carolee Adams, President of the Eagle Forum of New Jersey. Adams first brought this legislation to our attention. Her lobbying efforts contributed to the passage of the current law that requires parental consent for intrusive student surveys that was passed during the lame duck session of 2001-2002.
MMM and Adams will continue to monitor the bill and alert you should the Assembly Education Committee reschedule a hearing.