Whistleblower says Maryland's changes to state test data not about student privacy
Why would the Maryland State Department of Education take down school test results and later repost them with much of the data redacted? The state says it’s all about student privacy. But one employee who worked at the Department of Education says it’s about something else entirely.
“They do not want anyone to talk to media,” said a whistleblower, who worked in a leadership position at MSDE for years and asked not to be identified for fear of retaliation. “When the media does a story, it's very tense in the building,”
That building is the Nancy S. Grasmick State Education Building. It houses the Maryland State Department of Education.
“They do not like to be questioned,” the whistleblower told Project Baltimore.