And I have my own column on the dangers of data-nuking poor families at the Chronicle of Social Change
News and commentary from the National Coalition for Child Protection Reform concerning child abuse, child welfare, foster care, and family preservation.
Monday, February 29, 2016
Debunking the latest dangerous fad in child welfare: "predictive analytics"
There are big dangers in using "big data" to try to predict who is going to abuse or neglect a child. Meta Brown, a columnist for Forbes, who also is a statistician and expert on “data mining,” warns of those dangers in this column.