Why In Bloom Gets a Free Pass from People Who Should Know Better

How is it that a company which collects your child’s test information and processes it without your permission is allowed to operate in all but a few states? In Bloom’s legitimacy rests on the assumption that your child’s right to privacy and your family’s civil rights are trumped by the importance of data on educational performance by school, district, and state to our nation’s striving for equity and global economic competitiveness. Since there can be no reliable data without a national data base, no exceptions can be allowed. Huge amounts of money have been invested in the tests and data collection systems to make this work. The only way to stop this train is to derail it through massive protests, lawsuits, and opting out of tests.