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  • School database loses backers as parents balk over privacy -(Gates Foundation funded Common Core )

    06/02/2013 9:32:36 AM PDT · by opentalk · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 29, 2013 | Stephanie Simon
    100 million database set up to store extensive records on millions of public school students has stumbled badly since its launch this spring, with officials in several states backing away from the project amid protests from irate parents. The database, funded mostly by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is intended to track students from kindergarten through high school by storing myriad data points: test scores, learning disabilities, discipline records - even teacher assessments of a child's character. The idea is that consolidated records make it easier for teachers to use software that mines data to identify academic weaknesses. Games,...