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Parents fight for their right to protect privacy

The concerns over the government's collection of student data has led parents to advocate for stricter privacy laws and more consideration for the parents' right to know what information is being gathered on their children and how it's being used.

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DeleteSome activist parents are attempting to take down the corporations responsible for mining student data in the most recent attempt to prove that parents know best.
Data analytics and education technology companies track students' online habits, gathering hundreds of data points for each student. The companies monitor the students from pre-kindergarten onward for years, watching everything from their school absences to their online habits, according to NPR and Politico.
In 2005, the government funded the Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems to help states gather data on students to develop better teaching strategies to address actual student needs, but many parents are ...


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