Francisco Alvarado reports:
Miami-Dade County Public Schools have a security problem — and we’re not talking bad locks on the local elementary school’s front door.
Student information has fallen repeatedly into thieving hands, and the latest lapse comes from an especially embarrassing accused perp: Tizrah Ingram-Johnson, daughter of the late black leader and former school board member Robert Ingram.
Ingram-Johnson stands accused of stealing student info to pay her utility bills while working for the school board — just the latest data breach for the system, which has seen others forge credit cards and bilk thousands using student info.
Read more on Miami New Times.
But yes, let’s authorize public school districts to amass even more personal data on students and for longer periods of time. What could possibly go wrong?
Update: Related: Feb. 2 statement from the Office of the Inspector General for the Miami-Dade County Public Schools (pdf)