For the record:
- The 1:1 Committee was misled by the high school administrators see emails from an IHS teacher (first pdf).
Principal Hermann said it was the: “staff’s decision to move forward with the 1:1 initiative.”
The truth from a teacher who is afraid to speak up publically: “There was no discussion or input from the faculty.”
- The administrators then misled our community by stating: “The program has been discussed at length with the staff and parents,” by leaving off the fact that it was a handful of teachers and parents.
- Now high school administrators are misleading the parents directly with the Consent Letter (second pdf) which states:
“…Microsoft suite, Edmodo, and other non-data sharing educational products to assist their learning this year.”
Leslie and Andrew are both aware this is a false statement because Edmodo and Microsoft will share student data with others (below), but they are asking parents to sign the letter anyway.
WILL EDMODO SHARE ANY OF THE PERSONAL INFORMATION OR CHILDREN’S PERSONAL INFORMATION IT RECEIVES?
They tell us at least three times they will share our children’s data, and once that the user information may be “transferred or acquired.”
In Microsoft’s Privacy Statement they have a section titled:
Reasons We Share Personal Data
I can understand if you as a parent don’t care your child’s personal data will be shared with known and unknown parties, but other parents should have all the “facts” before deciding what is best for their family. If you don’t speak up now you are part of misleading others.
Parents deserve to know the truth; especially since no one really knows how having all this student data in the hands of these third parties will affect students’ futures.
I’ve Bcc’d a few parents.
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