InBloom said its initiative would have allowed schools to offer customized instruction to students
Computerworld - Unrelenting privacy concerns finally derailed a controversial big data initiative that promised to deliver more individualized instruction to public school students in the U.S.
InBloom, a non-profit funded to the tune of $100 million by the Gates and Carnegie foundations, Tuesday announced that its is closing down due to public concerns over misuse of student data in its control.
In a statement, CEO Iwan Streichenberger said InBloom had been the "subject of mischaracterizations and a lighting rod for misdirected criticism" since the effort was first launchedas the Shared Learning Collaborative.
The concept of using student data to deliver individualized instruction to K-12 students is a new one, Streichenberger acknowledged. "Building public acceptance for the solution will require more time and resources than anyone could have anticipated."
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Aw, we needed more time to brainwash people in to giving up all their children's privacy. We're 'only' spying on your kids for their protection and benefit, never mind the psychological conditioning of zero privacy, never mind being haunted by having a bad teacher, never mind were selling all that data FOR PROFIT... Isn't it funny how so many Non Profits turn out to be avenues for extreme profit?