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Parent: Please, Share My Children's Data!

Should Teachers Share Children's Data?

Is access to valuable EdtEch tools worth giving up a little bit of children's privacy? Parent Marie Bjerede argues yes. 

In an opinion piece on Getting Smart, Bjerede "demands" that her children's data be used by schools and researchers for the right reason--to see what they need academically. 

"My kids deserve no less than for their learning institutions to use every tool possible to improve their education and enhance their learning," she said. "Warm, caring, competent professional educators came within an inch of beating the love of math out of my precocious, curious math kid. How? By making him repeat mastered material three years in a row. Why? Because they had no diagnostic tools to assess what he really knew and what he could do beyond grade level."

She added, "When we address data privacy it is imperative to solve the right problem – the question is not how to eliminate third-party access to my children’s data, but rather how to give parents and teachers control over how that sharing happens." 

Read the full story. 

Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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