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Racism and Anti-Racism in America

Cameras in the Classroom

Experts from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan have recommended that facial recognition technologies be banned in schools. Their findings show that this technology would commodify personal information, normalize surveillance and lack of personal privacy, and have negative and disproportionate impacts on racial, gender, and ability minority populations. Cameras in the Classroom: Facial Recognition Technology in Schools is the first report from University of Michigan STPP Program's Technology Assessment Project (TAP). September 2020.