the Voucher Industry

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The voucher industry needs to immediately disclose what school districts they’re targeting with their request so parents will know if their children’s sensitive personal information may have to be turned over. Every parent in these districts deserves answers to questions like just who is going to know their child’s age, where they live and where they go to school.

the Voucher Industry

A lobbyist for the private school voucher industry has said his group is seeking to force at least 30 Wisconsin school districts to divulge personal information of minor children including their names, addresses, phone numbers, grade levels and schools attended.

Who will have access to sensitive personal information about kids? Will telemarketers and others with access to info be subject to background checks? Will data be shared or resold outside borders of the state?

The voucher industry owes parents concerned about the safety of their children answers about how this extremely sensitive data will be used and who will be able to access it.

The voucher industry needs to immediately disclose what school districts they’re targeting with their request so parents will know if their children’s sensitive personal information may have to be turned over. Every parent in these districts deserves answers to questions like just who is going to know their child’s age, where they live and where they go to school.

The voucher school lobbyist making the requests indicated that the personal data of children has been made of at least 30 school districts across Wisconsin and that the information will be utilized in marketing efforts to recruit children to attend their member private schools.

This means that outside parties and vendors hired by the group could have access to the information. To date, representatives of the voucher industry have not divulged information about what, if any, third parties will have access to the data or provided assurances that vendors would not use things like prison-based telemarketers, resell the data to others or allow access to the data beyond the borders of the state or country.

Private school voucher lobbyists forcing schools to turn over information about their minor students by is just plain sleazy. And the lack of assurances from the voucher industry that they have any procedures in place to protect that data from falling in to the wrong hands is downright scary.

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