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Two Parents Lobby for Student Data Protection

Two Parents Lobby for Student Privacy Protection

Two parents lobbying for better student privacy protection recently launched the "Parent Coalition for Student Privacy" (PCSP) and sent a letter to the House and Senate Education Committees. 

The letter, according to EdSurge, called for a strengthened FERPA legislation and more parent inolvement in student affairs concerning privacy practices. According to Politico, people have already turned to social media to criticize the group for including politically conservative groups among its members. 

"Since inBloom's [data warehousing platform] demise, many of the post-mortems have centered around the failure of elected officials and organizations who support more data sharing to include parents in conversation around student privacy," said Leonie Haimson, one of the launchers behind PCSP. "We are no longer waiting to be invited to this debate. It is up to parents to see that we are heard, not only in statehouses but also in the nation's capital."

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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