MCPS Students’ Personal Data Is Used for Race-based Profiling & Profits

Dear Parents/Guardians/Students,

5 years ago, local parents discovered something fishy about Naviance, the online college and career readiness platform MCPS kids use starting in 6th grade: Naviance profiles kids using their personal information (yours, too) and sells it. We brought this to the attention of MCPS. Repeatedly. Meeting after meeting, nothing happened.

Now the nation knows, thanks to a 1/22/22 investigative report in The Markup.

Schools in Europe, where privacy laws are much stricter, replaced Naviance (and its parent company, Powerschool — the engine behind MyMCPS). Our kids deserve that privacy, also.

Please sign this petition to show your concern.

Help end the ‘data farming’ and racial profiling of our children. Share with parents and students!

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