Presented by Education Writers Association

The Rise of Surveillance Technology in Schools

Mar 5, 2024

11:30am – 12:30pm CT

Schools have spent billions of dollars on surveillance technology in recent years. Advocates and industry leaders say these protocols help keep students safe and prevent violence. But research calls the effectiveness of these tools into question while highlighting the threats they pose to student development and civil rights. Experts discuss solutions to these issues and what students, teachers, parents and administrators should know when it comes to the rise of a surveillance state in the classroom.

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Meredith Broussard

New York University

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Shreya Sampath

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Public Interest Privacy Center

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