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Principals Voicing Online School Site Concerns

STUDENT PRIVACY—AUSTRALIA

April 1, 2010

A survey commissioned by the Australian Education Union (AEU) has revealed that more than 87 percent of the 1,166 public school principals who responded are dissatisfied with the government's new My School site, the Sydney Morning Herald reports. The site, which publishes information such as test results, attendance rates and socio-economic profiles for each of the nation's schools, recently had AEU representatives questioning whether individual privacy could be compromised. Angelo Gavrielatos, the union's president, said data on the site has not only made it difficult for some schools to retain teachers, but has also led to instances of student bullying.
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