Category Archives: School Board Ethics

Why Public School & Privacy Advocates Should Be Wary of Project Unicorn, InnovateEDU Inc., its Funders, and their Motives

Is your school committing its students’ data to profiteering ed tech vendors (and perhaps others) via a Project Unicorn pledge? You can check out the answer here. Project Unicorn makes the claim below. My school district, Iowa City Community School … Continue reading

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Who gets access to the kids’ information? InnovateEDU Inc./Project Unicorn’s Pledges are Overly Vague–Did Your School Commit?

The big unknown question is who or what exactly will have access to children’s information that InnovateEDU Inc./Project Unicorn is collecting as part of its (or maybe its funders’?)┬ádata interoperability project? Schools are not legally required to share children’s information … Continue reading

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Project Unicorn Reminds Me of inBloom #studentprivacy

Staring at a school provided screen, often smaller than the one many adults work on, a 21st Century school child works as a research subject for outside companies, sharing information and producing data that these companies will then mine and … Continue reading

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