It's a single school district and it appears it was an individual's decision. It's not like it's a government conspiracy.Originally Posted by 0siris
The superintendent of the district was quoted as saying it's known and it was a 'theft prevention' measure. If that doesn't scream 'it's intentional', I don't know what does.Some public official, an official in city or county government, actually thought this was OK, probably more than one.
This article mentions the program we also have here -
In all seriousness, since these laptops cannot come without webcams, they should just make the iPatch (http://www.theipatch.com/) standard on them. I can see practical use of a webcam, especially for teleconferencing with students in other countries, but for the most part the thing should be blocked.