After InBloom, Student Privacy Groups Take Fight to States

THE BATTLE CONTINUES: In the wake of inBloom's dismantling, student privacy advocates are taking the fight to the state level--namely, the "longitudinal" education databases that record students' academic, and sometimes personal, information. Stephanie Simon, who has covered much of the backlash and controversy surrounding inBloom, takes a look at the new battle lines and all the maleficent scenarios that have concerned parents crying "Big Brother." Education industry veteran, Steve Rappaport, finds these fears overblown but suggests companies and governments could do a better job at communicating the value of data.

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