Mar 142013
 
 March 14, 2013  U.S., Youth & Schools

Corinne Lestch and Ben Chapman report:

In an unprecedented move, education officials will hand over personal student data to a new private company to create a national database for businesses that contract with public schools.

Working with the city, state education officials are already uploading private information about students — their names, addresses, test scores, learning disabilities, attendance and disciplinary records — into a $100 million database called inBloom.

Parents are furious that New York is joining eight other states in adopting the model without giving families a chance to opt out of sharing delicate information.

Read more on the New York Daily News.

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