CHICAGO (CBS) — The head of a Chicago parents group was warning parents the Chicago Public Schools system plans to upload personal student information into a national database.
Julie Woestehoff, executive director of Parents United for Responsible Education (PURE), said the InBloom database upload is an invasion of privacy, masquerading as a program to individualize educational programs.READ MORE: Chicago Eighth-Grader Danielle Addo Thrilled To Compete In Scripps National Spelling Bee
She said uploading personal data like disciplinary records, information on disabilities, and parental income — along with the child’s name — will allow colleges and future employers to track each pupil back to the beginning of their education.
“They’re claiming that it will benefit the students if private vendors can tailor educational programs to their needs. We think that’s a bunch of bunk,” she said.