Lower Merion School District: “Sure, you can have free laptops to do your schoolwork. But we’ll activate your webcams so we can see what you’re doing on them. No porn sites…keep your hands on the keyboard at all times. We have your picture.”
The massive impropriety of the spying and general control-freakdom goes without saying. But a reminder that TANSTAAFL(aptop) might be necessary…that if somebody owns something, they can control it…and you. If I were a parent there, I’d be buying my kid a laptop with a good security suite…and sending theirs back.