The education data portal, inBloom, raised hackles this week among a group of New York City parents and educators who worry about the nonprofit’s plans to compile student information into a wide-ranging education data portal–and they’re organizing against it via email listservs, open forums and legislative bills.
Local community opposition to the inBloom plan was palpable on Monday (April 29) night in the Brooklyn Borough Hall at a “student privacy town hall meeting” devoted to the issue. Around 150 people gathered to express their frustrations and hear from New York Department of Education representatives. Holding handmade posters with slogans like “Our kids, not your data,” the group voiced unease about the creation of the portal, which many fear is gathering too much data about their children, will sell information to commercial vendors and will be vulnerable to hacking.
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