Parents in New York are suing the State Education Department to block the release of their children’s confidential data to inBloom, fearing it ay be hacked or turned over to commercial vendors.

New York is the only state that continues to insist that it will release all student data to the database created by the Gates Foundation and the Carnegie Foundation and developed by Rupert Murdoch’s company. Despite the protests of key legislators, the State Education Department remains defiant.

Only the courts can stop education officials from breaching student privacy, ignoring parental concerns.