Discrimination in education tech

According to Hechinger …

“In education, Black and Hispanic students face inequities in schools every day, whether through disciplinary actions, course placement or culturally irrelevant content. Thoughtless expansion of tech tools into the classroom can exacerbate the discrimination Black and Hispanic students already face, experts warn.”

“In other fields, the risks of racially biased tech tools are becoming relatively well known. Take facial recognition technology. Research has shown that facial analysis algorithms and datasets perform poorly when examining the faces …, Black and Brown people, …”

“In the housing industry, mortgage lenders vet borrowers by relying on algorithms that sometimes unfairly charge Black and Latino applicants higher interest rates.”