On Jan. 27, Dillon Rosenblatt of the Arizona Capitol Times broke the news that the Arizona Department of Education released sensitive information concerning over 7,000 students who participate in the state’s Empowerment Scholarship Account program. The information released contained not only names of participants but also contact information, amounts awarded through the program to each student, and, allegedly, the students’ disabilities. Abby Gibson, whose children are enrolled in the ESA program, told me, “I found out about the [improper leak] through the media the night it occurred.”
If this weren’t bad enough, this list was also sent to a group whose sole purpose is to fight against the ESA program… read more.
Matthew Nielsen (Op-Ed)