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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 35 Edition)

I’d hazard that most anyone who has worked in the education and technology arena for any length of time has had to navigate conflict of interest issues. Leading a national non-profit in the field as I did, I faced perhaps more than a typical share. Two news stories this week have turned my attention (again) to the issue of conflict of interest in education, technology, and public policy.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 27 Edition)

We have a variety of Apple-, Microsoft-, and Google-powered computers in my house. My daily workhorse machine is a (relatively) mighty, but aging MacBook Air. I could recount the ways that each of them fall short for me or bend your proverbial ear to tell you about the type of computing device I really want. In short, I am sick of feeling like I am not in control of my own computer.

I’ve concluded that this is not the future of personal computing I want, so I am switching to Linux.

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