Tim, ask the question, why does NYSED or inBloom need this data? To track student progress? To identify students at risk for not graduating? To individualize or personalize instruction?! These are the responsibilities of teachers and administrators of a local school district. You know, those education professionals that actually work with and interact with the student every day. NYSED and a private corporation have nothing to offer in these areas. It is an unnecessary invasion of student's personal privacy AND it is a service that no one needs. RttT offered a revenue stream for so-called "reformers" and people in the education "business". It is a ruse; and your reporting shows that you have been completely taken in.
Tim, you need to do a better job at researching and reporting this issue. You do a disservice to yourself and others by doing a poor job. There is absolutely no evidence that collecting students personal data will help identify students at risk of not graduating, track student progress, or allow for the personalizing of instruction. These are the responsibilities of teachers and administrators of a local school district. You know, the people that actually know the student. What NYSED and inBloom are offering is a service that no one needs. Ask the right question: Why do we need this? RttT offered a revenue stream for those in the "education business" and they are many who will be cashing in as long as the money lasts. "Students first"? Hardly.
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