Online Gradebooks: Ethics and Impact

In "How'd You Do in School Today?" Washington Post staff writer Linton Weeks discusses Edline, one of several online gradebooks available (April 30, 2007).  Weeks notes several disadvantages of such systems, notably the issue of privacy (particularly for older teens of high school age).  Online gradebooks such as Edline and Engrade (which I will be introducing at the WiAOC on Friday, May 18 at 1700GMT) allow parents complete and immediate access to their children's grades.  What are the pros and cons of parental access to grades?

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