Originally From Market-Ticker.org:
In her first year as principal of the all-girls Fontbonne Hall Academy, Mary Ann Spicijaric was leading a grand experiment that couldn’t be discussed outside the halls of her Catholic high school in Brooklyn. The 38 teachers, along with school administrators and attendees, were under strict rules to keep quiet about the new Web-based software they were testing that helped educators manage assignments, grade papers and communicate with students.
…the secret is out and it has a name: Google Classroom.
So now we’re gonna give every kid from kindergarten on a Google login ID, and that’s going to track everything they do in school. Oh, and I’m sure it won’t be just in school either. Google will own all of that data, your child will not, it will form a part of their indelible record in the hands of commercial interests that have no responsibility to guard that information or remove it on request.
In fact, Google appears not to be charging for this, which means they’re getting value from somewhere — and you can bet it’s not as simple as CNBull**** wants you believe, which is simply the proposition that everyone so-exposed will then “use” Google later in life.
Like Hell. That data, from school performance to where else that kid goes online has value. Lots of it, and there is utterly nothing to prevent Google from using it. They will. You’re flat-balls nuts to allow this to happen.