Ryan Abella reports:
Mohave County Republicans are pushing back against what they are calling “student data mining” at the state level, comparing it to “the Soviet Union’s policy of separating children from their family to be taught in highly structured schools set up for educating and indoctrinating the students,” according to an October news release.
Their concerns were raised due to actions taken at the Lake Havasu Unified School District, which recently approved a plan to migrate their student records from PowerSchool to a state-approved system called Synergy. The lone dissent on the LHUSD board came from newcomer Nichole Cohen, who presented her findings to the Republican Party Central Committee in October.
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According to the article, Edupoint’s Synergy is run as software on in-house servers and backed up to a third party data center run by Northern Arizona University.