Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Please come to our April 29 Town Hall meeting on student privacy & inBloom Inc.

A downloadable flyer is also posted here:  
 Parents, do you know your child’s confidential, personal school records are going to be shared with a corporation called inBloom Inc?

This highly sensitive information will be stored on a data cloud and disclosed to for-profit corporations to help them develop and market their “learning products.”

The data will include your child’s names, address, photo, email, test scores, grades, special education, economic and racial status, and most likely detailed disciplinary, and health records as well.

Please come and hear more about this plan from advocates and state and city education officials.

What: Town Hall meeting about student privacy
When: Monday, April 29th at 6 p.m.
Where: Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street
(Take the #4 or 5 Trains to Boro Hall, #2, 3, or R to Court Street, or the A, C or F Trains to Jay Street/Boro Hall)

Invited guests include representatives from the NYS Education Department, the NYC Department of Education, the Gates Foundation, inBloom Inc., and the Board of Regents.

Co-sponsored by the Brooklyn Parent Academy; Assemblymembers Danny O’Donnell, James Brennan, William Colton; NYS Senators Liz Krueger and Martin Golden, NYC Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, NYC Council Education Chair Robert Jackson, Council Members Gale Brewer and Leticia James; Class Size Matters, the Learning Disabilities Association of NY, Community Education Councils of Districts 1, 3, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 and the Citywide Council for Special Education.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I went to the meeting the officials sent a well educates YAVIS young, attractive,verbal,intelligent,& successful young woman to to promote word games about private Confidential info about child to uses it.With out consent. Freedom is a gift. Children privacy is important. Isn't three enough info about everyone out there. Their privacy should be protected.
I am afraid for our children. Rosemary DeOrio ...
P.S.what can our country do for us/what can we do for our country ...what can we do for children and how can we help each other. Stop selfish money exploitation