Facial Recognition Moves Into a New Front: Schools

A district in New York has adopted the technology in the name of safety. Opponents cite privacy and bias concerns.

Read more about the challenges & concerns in an op-ed from Jim Schultz, a parent cited in the piece.

In a related thread, please review this post about how 1.7 million students are attending schools with police but no counselors.

As policymakers call for more surveillance and school police in response to safety concerns, many students don’t have access to other kinds of staff necessary for safety and support—staff like school nurses, social workers, and psychologists.


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Ian O'Byrne

Dr. W. Ian O’Byrne is a educator, researcher, & speaker. His work centers on teaching, learning, and technology. He investigates the literacy practices of individuals as they read, write, and communicate in online & hybrid spaces.

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