NY Dems Oppose Plan For Student Data Sharing

By Juan Carlos Rodriguez (December 20, 2013, 2:56 PM EST) -- Top New York Assembly members on Thursday told the state education commissioner they have serious problems with a plan to share sensitive student data with an outside vendor, a plant that already has sparked parent lawsuits.

Speaker Sheldon Silver, D-Manhattan, and Education Committee Chair Catherine Nolan, D-Queens, delivered a letter to state Education Commissioner John King, signed by nearly 50 Democratic assembly members, requesting that the State Education Department withhold sharing data with inBloom Inc., the vendor selected by the department to collect information on New York's school children.

"It is our job to protect New York's children. In this case,...

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