Dan Schneider is a freelance journalist and a member of the Dollars & Sense collective.
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Friday, June 21, 2013
School Data Profiteering
When you were a kid and got in trouble at school, did they ever threaten to “put it in your permanent record?” That’s a scary prospect, knowing that the information could be seen forever by anyone with access to it. But what if that record had more in it than just grades and disciplinary problems? What if it included things like when your parents got divorced, or that you had been homeless for a while?