Greg Stevens writes:
InBloom could have revolutionized our national educational infrastructure. Instead, it’s been taken down by paranoia and misunderstanding, a move that’s stalled significant progress in the realm of edtech.
The fall of inBloom is a sad tale about political activists latching onto conspiracy theories and using scare tactics to advance their own agendas, all under the guise of protecting privacy.
Make no mistake: Privacy is important. Parents should keep a watchful eye on how our educational system handles personal and sensitive information about their children. But as privacy activists punch the air and revel in their success in taking down one of the “bad guys,” we have to ask the question: Is student privacy in the United States any safer as a result?
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