Mercedes Schneider, "The Data-Quality Campaign: Encouraging States to Ramp up Data Collection," deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Edublog, Nov. 2013.

Alex Newman, "Orwellian Nightmare: Data-mining Your Kids," The New American, August 2013.

Valerie Strauss, "Can they be this obsessed with data?" Washington Post, Oct. 2013.
Report about the bizarrely specific kind of info the US Dept. of Education is requiring in exchange for certain grants.

Andrea Gabor, "Will NewsCorp Soon Own Your Child's Student Data? Education Technology and the Murdoch-Klein Connection," AlterNet, Oct. 2013.

Parent Coalition for Parent Privacy, "Our Response to the Markey/Hatch Student Privacy Bill Introduced 7.30.2014," Student Privacy Matters, Aug. 2014.
Excerpt: “Nothing in this bill would have stopped the outrageous data-grab of inBloom, or any of the other companies set to take its place. We need a far stronger bill to do the job that parents are demanding: protecting their children’s privacy and safety from breaches and unwarranted data-mining.”

Diane Ravitch, "1984 Arrives Thirty Years Late: Say Goodby to Privacy Forever if This Bill Passes," Diane Ravitch's blog, Jun. 2015.

Farai Chideya, "No Child Left Un-Mined? Student Privacy at Risk in the Age of Big Data," The Intercept, Jun. 2015.

Adrienne Hill, "A Day in the Life of a Data-Mined Kid," Marketplace, Sep. 2014.