Study: New Technology, Relaxation of Protections Threaten Student Privacy

Federal government using grants to induce states to build identical, increasingly sophisticated student-data systems

Contact: Jamie Gass, 617-723-2277, ext. 210 or jgass@pioneerinstitute.org

BOSTON – New technology allows advocates for education as workforce development to accomplish what has long been out of their reach: the collection of data on every child, beginning with preschool or even earlier, and using that data to track the child throughout his/her academic career and then through the workforce, according to a new study published by Pioneer Institute.

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