inBloom, Education Technology and the Murdoch-Klein Connection: A Son-of-Frankenstein B-movie Sequel?

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Andrea Gabor

Last Sunday’s New York Times ran a fascinating story on the controversy surrounding inBloom, which promises to serve as a one-stop warehouse-in-the-cloud for student data, but which many educators and parents worry might compromise the privacy of kids in grades K-12. Like a number of major education-reform ventures, this one was launched by a group of funders led by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Now that most states have signed onto the Common Core State Standards, which will use computerized assessments, the allure of creating a central repository of student data is more compelling than ever.  The NYT lays out the potential benefits of the inBloom system, including the ability to store large amounts of student information and provide tools for analyzing the data–information that will be available not only to educators, but also to education-technology developers who can tailor products to student and school needs. The…

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One thought on “inBloom, Education Technology and the Murdoch-Klein Connection: A Son-of-Frankenstein B-movie Sequel?

  1. Joanne Christian

    TONITE–October 15th 6:30 pm Beverly Eakman will be speaking on this very subject of data mining our kids records. FERPA relaxation this past year will now allow unprecedented access to education records, and any other demographic info that comes with them!!! Come out and hear, and then get REAL ANGRY about the vapid waters are kids are going to be prey. ELKS LODGE on Saulsbury Rd. in Dover (off Rt. 8 ). Doors open at 6pm—FREE. We were so lucky to get her at this time. Amazing timing for our little state.

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