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When it comes to remote education, schools employ AI tools that doesn't respect or protect the privacy of students.

Issue

Justice Area(s)

Community Health and Collective Security

Human Rights

AI Impact(s)

Privacy Violation

Location(s)

Americas

United States

Year

2020

Teachers unions like Teacher Task Force stand up for careful implementation of tech at schools. A survey report from Teaching with Tech highlighted that, "During the COVID-19 school closures, new digital technologies were introduced in the vast majority of countries. While 75% of respondents reported that digital technologies had been introduced in their countries due to the COVID-19 school closures, 45% of unions have not been consulted on the adoption of these new tools. A further 29% of unions report having been consulted on only a few aspects of the introduction of digital technologies in education in their countries. These findings speak of a unilateral top-down decision-making structure that overtly disregards the professionalism and experience of teachers and education support personnel. Educators have no pre-implementation opportunity to raise questions or flag concerns and are therefore withheld from having influence over the nature of these technologies. This must be changed." See also: Teaching With Tech: The Role of Education Unions in Shaping the Future.

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