It's heating up.
There was a great debate on Here and Now on NPR between Mary Fox-Alter, superintendent of schools in Pleasantville, N.Y., and Aimee Rogstad Guidera, executive director of the Data Quality Campaign (and note, DQC is a Gates group).
A hugely important article appeared in the NY Times about a California legislator who is introducing a student data privacy bill.
Who can truly argue with this statement regarding students and their student data?
“We just think the
public policy of California should be that the information you gather
from students should be used for their educational benefit and for
I believe Arne Duncan will be speaking on this issue today so I will have an update when details come in.