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Parents, Experts Blast New State Database of Private Student Info
Posted By yihan On March 14, 2013 @ 12:11 pm In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled
March 14, 2013
Parents and privacy experts are blasting a new national database that compiles personal student information for educational companies that contract with public schools.
New York State officials, working with the city, have already uploaded students’ names, addresses, test scores, learning disabilities, attendance and disciplinary records into the inBloom database, according to the Daily News.
Educational companies can use the data to create teaching tools for students.
Parents told the News they were furious.
“I’m outraged,” said Karen Sprowal, 52, who has a 9-year-old son. “I send my child to school to be educated. I never agreed to have his information shared with private companies or stored in a database.”
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