Latest posts by Alexandra Shanahan (see all)
- Heartland Daily Podcast: How to Grow the Charter School Movement - June 1, 2013
- Heartland Daily Podcast: The Media and Global Warming - May 31, 2013
- Heartland Daily Podcast:Schools, Data-Mining, and Invasions of Privacy - May 23, 2013
Are schools collecting too much personal information about kids? The world has become an intensive data-tracking place, with grocery stores tracking your eating habits and Google tracking your internet history and search terms. Schools are no exception. Bluegrass Institute education analyst Richard Innes, an old hand at the inner workings of student data collection, joins Joy Pullmann on the Heartland Daily Podcast to discuss how even “anonymous” information on a child is no longer anonymous to any researcher with a decent database. He also outlines how the federal government is moving towards creating a comprehensive cradle-through-career database on each child, and what this means for privacy, government, and education.
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