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When Using Data to Predict Outcomes, Consider the Ethical Dilemmas, New Report Urges

Manuela Ekowo and Iris Palmer were quoted by the Hechinger Reporton the release of the new report, Predictive Analytics in Higher Education:

“We should always try to balance the potential of technology with its risks,” said Manuela Ekowo, an education policy analyst at New America, who co-authored the report with Iris Palmer, a senior policy analyst. “We shouldn’t let technology blindfold us to the ways it can do harm, particularly to students from underserved and under-represented backgrounds.”
“You have to make sure you are not baking in historic inequalities,” Palmer said.