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edmund_the_destroyer wrote

As far as I can tell, this aspect of schooling is inescapably fucked. School administrators are typically not well-educated when it comes to the technology industry or considerations of software privacy or freedoms.

So people with no connection to the EFF, the FSF, the Maker movement, or anything similar call the shots. It's like asking a surgeon to provision an auto repair shop. Of course they are going to pick the off-the-shelf options.

Our school district has been migrating from Microsoft everywhere to Google everywhere. Trading one corporate master for another - arguably a much worse one. I confidently declare that Google products have a higher level of technical quality than Microsoft products, but Google has considerably less regard for user privacy.