By David Desroches

A controversy has erupted between the state’s largest teachers union and an education reform group over student privacy.

The Connecticut Education Association claims that Hamden Public Schools gave an education reform group school data that risks exposing personal information about students…

This comes as CEA is advocating for legislative action on a bill concerning student data privacy. The CEA is also trying to limit the sharing of information on teachers.

Jeffrey Villar, executive director of the non-profit, said the accusations by the teachers’ union are ‘irresponsible’ and ‘inflammatory.’

‘The work that we’re doing with Hamden is a partnership, we’ve actually completed it weeks ago, so the timing of all this is questionable as well,’ Villar said.

With the legislative session wrapping up, the union leader said he wants the information out to help lawmakers act on a pending privacy bill.

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