Parent Activists Worried About Student Database (data on students going to private company)Submitted by Alliance With None on Sun, 10/14/2012 - 19:44
Parent Activists Worried About Student Database
They are concerned that the state Education Department will allow confidential information about students to be used for commercial purposes
Parent activists are criticizing New York state's participation in a multi-state student database called the Shared Learning Collaborative.
The activists said Sunday that they are concerned that that the state Education Department will allow confidential information about students to be used for commercial purposes.
Activists including Leonie Haimson of Class Size Matters joined civil rights attorney Norman Siegel at a news conference calling for enhanced privacy protections.
They asked state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch to review the agreement with Shared Learning Collaborative.
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