The New York Times Takes on Conflicts of Interest in K-12, Again

Natasha Singer—this time with colleague Danielle Ivory—have released another in the New York Times’ series ‘Education Disrupted.’ The most recent piece, entitled “Inside Silicon Valley’s Playbook for Wooing School Superintendents,” is another must read. Seriously, read it now if you haven’t yet.

The nature and consequences of conflicts of interest in decision making about technology in education is a theme to my work. Real and apparent conflicts are rampant and decidedly unhealthy for the education sector and for kids. Recently, I reflected on the current state of affairs:

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