When Opting Out of Student Data Collection Isn’t the Solution

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Opting-out, whether for testing or other activities, is getting a lot of press in the Education world right now.  Jules and I recently wrote for EdSurge on this topic…when it is, or isn’t, the right policy decision.

The bottom line? “Opt-out rights should be an opportunity for parents to decline uses of data that truly are secondary to the functioning of our educational system – not an opportunity to avoid resolution of education policy issues that affect all students.”

Check out the full article here.

Posted by: Brenda Leong, Legal and Policy Fellow/Education Privacy