EdTech Platform Sold to Surveillance Company
By Carole Hornsby Haynes May 9, 2022 Originally published at Texas Scorecard
Rhithm is back in the news. The Texas startup has been sold to one of four technology companies being investigated by two U.S. Senators who noticed that student surveillance, emotional screenings, and intrusive surveys are fast becoming the norm for many public school classrooms.
Rhithm’s website previously described its app as a “biopsychosocial assessment." By definition, a BPS assessment is typically conducted by therapists and counselors at the beginning of therapy and assesses for biological, psychological and social factors that can be contributing to a problem or problems with a client.