By Kaitlyn Naples and Susan Raff

HAMDEN, CT (WFSB) – Controversy is brewing in Hamden over what some feel could threaten student’s privacy.

The Connecticut Council for Education Reform recently entered into an agreement with the Hamden School District.

The group is being criticized for collecting a large amount of sensitive date with the ability to share it.

There are no indications that the nonprofit had any intentions of giving the information to anyone, but some feel that the potential is there, and believe parents should know information about their child is being shared…

The nonprofit said the criticism against them is false and irresponsible.

In a statement the group said, ‘CCER does not and has never collected personally identifiable student data from public school districts. We have no interest in that level of data, and we would never seek to profit off of the free services that we provide to districts.’

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