Join us and our guests live on Small Is Beautiful today (in just under an hour and a half) to talk about ways we can prevent the Googleification of schools. How can we encourage free and open ethical alternatives instead of normalising surveillance capitalism for the next generation?

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@laura @aral This battle is very different at universities than at k-12 schools. At k-12 schools, the admins & low-tech teachers /push/ onto students in the most imposing way. The problem is wholly with the staff. In universities it's the complete opposite. It's mostly the students who push for & the staff simply accommodates.

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@aral @laura The k-12 fight is the most difficult. If a parent in the US claims that the school forcing usage is a violation of the students privacy rights, the school and the dept. of education simply ignores them. Even if they could be convincing, the cost of training teachers to do it right competes for a scarce resource: money.

@laura @aral The university fight is more about getting students to stop clinging to oppressive technology. It seems like that should be easy but that crowd has already been ruined and they're already set in their ways. Some of them don't want learning linux to compete for their attention.

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