Its all “rainbows and butterflies” to EScholar, a dashboard data portal vendor who plans is endorsed by NYSED to data mine student education records.
This video speaks volumes! Note, discipline records, attendance, financial info are largely included in records that will be subject to disclosure to 3rd party vendors despite NYSED’s empty promises to the contrary. See http://youtu.be/1gjOqSI8OVM
In stark contrast, here is a CNN Money video raising parent concerns about InBloom and data mining: http://youtu.be/eMxzhfabZBk
I think my friend and fellow parent Jennifer Kaufman said it best when she spoke at the microphone and stated to Commissioner King at the Town Hall forum on October 10, 2013 in Poughkeepsie, NY – hey, NYSED – you must be delusional!
I tend to agree.