Zuckerberg-backed Summit Learning platform suggests schools 'listen' to parents' 'online conversations'

Summit은 학교가 다음을 수행해야 한다고 권고했습니다. “온라인 대화 듣기” 부모로부터 그렇게 하는 방법에 대한 지침을 제공했습니다.. Fox News Digital uncovered Summit Learning’s recommendations in the internal portal that is not available to the public but to educators who use the platform.

The digital platform is used by hundreds of schools around the U.S. and was developed, 일부, 으로 Facebook engineers who continued to work with the platform until Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s organization entered into the partnership in 2017.

Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House, 십월 23, 2019 워싱턴, DC.

Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House, 십월 23, 2019 워싱턴, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/게티 이미지의 사진)

Fox News Digital reached out to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative but did not receive a response.

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Schools attempting to implement Summit have met pushback from parents concerned about 재학생’ data security, among other aspects of the program. 예를 들면, 후 Cheshire Public Schools in Connecticut entered into Summit in 2017, 부모님’ “oppositioncaused the program to be terminated, according to Summit. The Cheshire superintendent acknowledged that the platform would have access to students’ 이름, emails and analytics on their performance.

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan attend the 2020 Breakthrough Prize Red Carpet at NASA Ames Research Center on November 03, 2019 in Mountain View, 캘리포니아.

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan attend the 2020 Breakthrough Prize Red Carpet at NASA Ames Research Center on November 03, 2019 in Mountain View, 캘리포니아. (Tuttle/Getty Images for Breakthrough Prize)

더욱이, research from The National Education Policy Center, which is housed at the University of Colorado Boulder School of Education, alleged that Summit’s contracts with schoolspresents a potentially significant risk to student privacy and opens the door to the exploitation of those data by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and possibly by unknown third parties—for purposes that have nothing to do with improving the quality of those students’ educations.

Summit Learning disputed the researchers’ 주장, 그들을 부르다 “incorrect.

Protecting student privacy is a top priority and something we take very seriously,” Fox News Digital was told. Summit’s privacy policy states that theydon’t sell or use personal information to make money” 그리고 그들이 “don’t use student personal information for anything other than educational purposes.

Researchers from The National Education Policy Center alleged that Summit Learning's contracts presented a ‘potentially significant risk’ to students' data.

Researchers from The National Education Policy Center alleged that Summit Learning’s contracts presented a ‘potentially significant risk’ to students’ 데이터. (iStock)

In certain cases, we may use de-identified information, (즉. information that cannot be used to identify or contact an individual) to improve your experience on the Learning Services,” the policy added.

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Using Cheshire as an example, Summit provided instructions to schools for anaggressive communications strategyto prevent a repeat of parentssuccessfully uprising against the platform.

Chan Zuckerberg-funded Summit Learning

Chan Zuckerberg-funded Summit Learning (폭스 뉴스 디지털)

Online discussion group: Parents may create groups on Facebook or other online platforms to discuss Summit Learning… [these groups] have… been used to build a campaign against Summit Learning,” 그것은 말했다. On this point, Summit suggested schools watch forgroups with critical names.

You can stay up to date by establishing Google alerts that an email notification when keywords (such as ‘Summit Learning’ + your school name) appear on a website. Regular monitoring of your school’s social media accounts for comments and questions about Summit Learning is also critical,” 그것은 말했다.

Summit suggested that schools should alsowatch forsocial media posts from reporters requesting interviews with parents about Summit Learning.

Summit Learning's internal portal contains suggestions for schools on how to implement Summit Learning with an 'aggressive communications strategy.'

Summit Learning’s internal portal contains suggestions for schools on how to implement Summit Learning with an ‘aggressive communications strategy.(폭스 뉴스 디지털)

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Fox News Digital에 대한 성명에서, Summit Learning said, “The document you shared encourages School Leaders to pay attention to questions from their community so they can provide factual information and have open conversations about their vision for education.

To ward off anticipated resistance from parents, Summit suggested that schools shouldcultivateparents who can be “동맹국” ㅏ “year before controversy starts.” 예를 들면, schools can encourage parents to speak up at school board meetings to balance out negative statements and write letters to the editor following negative coverage in local media.

Summit Learning suggested that schools can collaborate with supportive parents and prepare before the 'controversy' starts.

Summit Learning suggested that schools can collaborate with supportive parents and prepare before the ‘controversy’ 시작. (폭스 뉴스 디지털)

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If you have already identified supportive parents… Explore whether they are willing to share their experiences with other parents through a letter, 뉴스 레터, or school board meeting.

The claim that the program encourages educators to ‘spyis untrue,” Summit explained to Fox News Digital. “Connecting with parents on public social media outlets, paying attention to the local news, and having conversations with families are positive ways educators can understand, address and support the needs of their community.

Summit also advised on thewarning signsthat indicate parents are in the early stages of organizingcampaigns against Summit Learning.Summit cautioned schools thatopposition can build quicklyand that it should not be ignored.

One example of a warning sign that opposition was growing included if parents askpersistent questions… particularly after a good-faith effort to provide information.Another example of a warning sign wasQuestions with similar wording or a flood of email inquiries [are sent] to the district,” according to Summit.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, smile as they prepare for a speech in San Francisco.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, smile as they prepare for a speech in San Francisco.

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